Skip to comments.Scientists just detected a bus-sized asteroid that will fly extremely close to Earth tonight
Posted on 07/07/2022 8:44:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin
A small asteroid the size of a bus will make an extremely close approach to Earth on Thursday (July 7), passing within just 56,000 miles (90,000 kilometers)...And just a few days ago, no one knew it was coming
The asteroid, named 2022 NF, is expected to pass safely by our planet, according to calculations by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Astronomers discovered the sneaky asteroid using data from the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) — a system of cameras and telescopes based in Hawaii with the primary goal of detecting near-Earth objects, or NEOs. On July 4, researchers identified the object and calculated its approximate size and trajectory, estimating that the space rock measured between 18 and 41 feet wide (5.5 meters and 12.5 meters) at its longest dimension.
Because of its diminutive size, 2022 NF does not fit NASA's criteria for a "potentially hazardous asteroid," which generally must measure at least 460 feet (140 meters) long and pass within 4.6 million miles (7.5 million km) of Earth, according to Live Science's sister site Space.com. While the newly detected asteroid will sail well within that distance, it is much too small to be considered an existential threat to Earth.
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Hopefully a short bus.
It will absolutely be affected by Earths gravity, though.
And who knows what its path will be after that.
Will they be bringing aliens on that bus?
Let’s nuke it!
And they are just now noticing it? I thought detecting things such as this was sorta their job. Too much time in diversity training, I suspect.
That's within the orbit of some of our GSO satellites.
“The sneaky asteroid”
Probably trying to peek in Nancy Pelosi’s bedroom window.
Okay, this is worth noting. But few will notice because NASA has been crying wolf over astroids passing millions of miles away.
It will be full of space alien children on a field trip. They’ll look down on Earth, click their tongues and shake their heads in passing, and continue on to a more hopeful planet.
Loaded with illegals no doubt.
NF, does that stand for No Fun? New Fear? Never Fails? Never Forget?
FWIW, that’s about the size of the asteroid that hit in Arizona.
LOL I seem to recall a thread the other day where I thought you posted a graphic that was something like “2022-Bring on the Earth Destroying Metor”...
Can’t find it but thought it was you...fit your style!
Which, needless to say, I enjoy.
Nah. Send it to DC.
GSO satellites orbit at about 25,000 miles.
Please hit DC. Please hit DC.
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