Tiny asteroid could hit Earth a day earlier than US presidential ballot: NASA


New Delhi, August 23

In one more 2020 shock, NASA information has predicted {that a} small asteroid heading in the direction of the Earth has a 0.41 per cent probability of hitting the planet in the future earlier than the US presidential election that’s scheduled for November 3.

NASA scientists have predicted that the asteroid “2018VP1” with a diameter of 0.002 km (about 6.5 ft) will move close to Earth in the future earlier than the 2020 US election, studies the CNN.

It was first recognized at Palomar Observatory in California in 2018.

NASA says there are three potential impacts.

But “based on 21 observations spanning 12.968 days,” the US house company has decided the asteroid in all probability received’t have a deep affect.

Earlier, a car-sized asteroid flew previous our dwelling planet during the last weekend, within the closest flyby of such house rocks on file and scientists hardly had any details about it till it departed.

The asteroid handed 2,950 kilometres above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday at 12.08 am EDT (9.38 pm India time), NASA stated.

The overwhelming majority of Near Earth Asteroids, or NEAs move by safely at a lot larger distances—often a lot farther away than the Moon.

The first picture of this record-setting house rock, asteroid 2020 QG, was taken by a NASA-funded facility six hours after the closest level of method because the asteroid was heading away from Earth.

The SUV-sized asteroid was found by two college students of IIT-Bombay, hailing from Pune and Haryana.

The college students are Kunal Deshmukh and Kritti Sharma—engaged on a analysis mission to hunt for Near Earth Asteroids—who found the celestial object simply hours later utilizing information from the robotic Zwicky Transient Facility, (ZTF), California. — IANS



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