Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Science | By Cecil Little

Jumbo Jet-Sized Asteroid Due to Whiz Past Planet on Tuesday Afternoon

Jumbo Jet-Sized Asteroid Due to Whiz Past Planet on Tuesday Afternoon

However, an asteroid discovered earlier this month - ZJ99C60, spotted on May 8 - turned out to be a blast from the past as astronomers realized it was actually 2010 WC9 coming back after nearly eight years.

Asteroid 2010 WC9 moves at a speed of 200 meters per second. Again find a heavenly body was only may 8, 2018. On April 15, an asteroid called 2018 GE3 flew by about 119,500 miles away from Earth.

The asteroid won't be visible with the naked eye, but you will likely be able to view the bright spot with a small telescope, Bamberger says.

In February of 2018 in Russian Federation offered for Dollars 210 billion to create a fusion megarocket to repel the attack from outer space (asteroid defense weapon). About the size of the Statue of Liberty from the ground level to her crown, the asteroid is over three times bigger than the one that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia on the morning of February 15th, 2013.

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A huge asteroid is expected to fly by earth at 28,655 miles per hour on Tuesday - but will probably miss.

The chances of an impact from 2010 WC9 were, indeed, small, as they are with all of the objects listed there, but if it were to hit Earth at some point, the effects would be devastating.

The asteroid is expected to whiz past Earth at 6:05 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday, May 15. Pictured, an artistic image of a near-Earth asteroid. After a few weeks, the scientists lost track of the asteroid.

"Although asteroids have been detected several times passing between the Earth and the Moon, what is not very common is to see an asteroid larger than a 20-story building passing this close", said Eddie Irizarry, the vice president of the Caribbean Astronomical Society.

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The webcast will feature live views of 2010 WC9 captured by four different telescopes at Slooh's observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, Slooh representatives said.

"Our display will update every five seconds".

"Once enough data had been collected by us, and other observatories, it soon became apparent that it wasn't a new asteroid". The effort goes on all the time, but on some occasions, the size, speed, and chemical composition of these objects make it extremely hard to observe them in visual wavelength.

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