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  • Empire State Building-size asteroid ‘expected’ to miss Earth

    08/01/2019 5:04:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 31, 2019 | Max Jaeger
    The space rock — designated as a near-Earth object, because its orbit takes it within 30 million miles of our planet — is expected to come within about 4.55 million miles of us as it whizzes by at 10,400 mph. Anything that gets closer than 0.05 “astronomical units” — roughly 4.65 million miles — is considered “potentially hazardous.” The asteroid, dubbed 2006 QQ23, is 1,870 feet in diameter
  • ‘Hazardous’ Asteroid 2006 QQ23 Might Hit Earth Next Month!

    07/18/2019 4:11:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    Mashable India ^ | 07/18/2019 | Natasha Mathur
    Another day, another Asteroid! It was just yesterday when the news of Asteroid 2006 QV89 not hitting our Earth in september came to light. And now NASA has already detected another massive hazardous asteroid, named 2006 QQ23, that has high chances of hitting our Earth next month. According to CNEOS, 2006 QQ23, is expected to move past Earth on August 10th at 7:23 AM ST at a distance of about 0.04977 au which is a rather shorter distance in astronomical terms. It has also been tagged as “hazardous” meaning it has a pretty good chance of hitting our planet if...