An asteroid with a height of more than 800 m and a width of over 500 m will hit a rocket speed of 90 on Sunday. Speed past the earth at a speed of 000 km / h.
Asteroid 2000 WO107 is as tall as the tallest building in the world – the 830 m high Burj Khalifa of Dubai – and is expected to open on Sunday 29th. November, around 9 o’clock pass our planet. 9 p.m. (AEDT).
Scientists have tracked the monster space rock since it was discovered by astronomers in New Mexico in 2000.
NASA has given the asteroid the formal identification of a « Near Earth Object » (NEO) because it will be within 1. 3 astronomical units of the earth.
An astronomical unit is measured as the distance between the earth and the sun – which is nearly 150. 000. 000 km.
The close proximity of the asteroid’s trajectory also means it has been classified as a « potentially dangerous asteroid » by the authorities.
While this seems far enough not to worry, its NEO rating means NASA will enforce its national Near-Earth Object Preparation Strategy and worst-case scenario action plan.
According to experts, this is not the first (or last) time that the asteroid 2000 WO107 has had close contact with Earth.
“2000 WO107 orbits the sun every 318 days (0. 87 years), as close as 0. 20 AU and extends to 1. 62 AU from the sun ”, a spatial reference. org article noted.
“The orbit is very elliptical. 2000 WO107 is about 0. 5 kilometers in diameter, which makes it small in absolute terms but larger than ~ 97% of the asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge. ”
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) defines asteroids as « rocky, airless remnants that are left over from our solar system’s early formation at 4 pm. 6 billion years ago « .
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