An asteroid the size of a football field buzzed by Earth Sunday in one of the closest encounters the planet has seen in a while. "A couple of times a week, on average, an asteroid will come closer than the distance to the Moon, but most of those are hunks about the size of a bus or maybe a house".
EarthSky reports the asteroid's closest approach to our planet was from 119,500 miles out, or less than half the distance to the moon at about 2:41 a.m. Sunday. While most asteroids stay within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, others pass by the Earth but aren't detected because they are typically small and dark. Those asteroids, however, pose no threat to Earth.
Man City wins Premier League after United loses to West Brom
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera would rate their season "8/10" if they can win the FA Cup. During the week I was trying to fight that because I was feeling it'.
"2018 GE3 was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey approaching Earth on April 14th".
The 2018 GE3 asteroid was discovered just one day before it skimmed past Earth in what scientists are calling a "surprise" flyby. Some hours later, Spaceweather.com reported that an amateur astronomer Michael Jager of Weibenkirchen Austria has posted the video of the asteroid that was recorded when asteroid fly past through the southern constellation Serpens. According to a report, an asteroid may be broken into pieces while entering the earth atmosphere but this size asteroids won't do so.
Facebook's Tracking Of Non-Users Sparks Broader Privacy Concerns
Facebook said in its statement on Friday, "Our products and services comply with applicable law and will comply with GDPR". Can Facebook track browsing activity after a user logs off? "Trust is very hard to get back once it's broken".
This newfound asteroid is nearly three to six times bigger than another recent meteor which broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013.
Was Earth in risk from 2018 GE3?
Minnesota School Knife Attack by Boy, 8, Injures 3 Others
Three elementary school students were wounded Monday when they were attacked by second-grader with a knife, reports say. Staff and students at the school will be able to speak with mental health counselors if needed, according to KARE.
The giant asteroid, estimated to be between 47 and 100 metres in width, was flew by Earth at a speed of 106,000 kilometres per hour. "Should the 2018 GE3 have impacted Earth, it would have caused a significant amount of damage, however, it would have been regional, not global damage", a space and weather website reported. Had 2018 GE3 been just a little closer, scientists and officials would have had little warning once the space rock plunged into the Earth's atmosphere.
- Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from Game 1 vs. Rockets
- Apple reportedly planning paid news subscription service
- Victor Oladipo was sacked up by Dan Gilbert's trade comment
- Worldwide team engineers plastic digesting enzyme
- Ronaldo backs referee over controversial spot-kick
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Design Reportedly Finalised
- Putin Warns of Global 'Chaos' if Syria Is Hit Again
- WWE Superstar Shake-Up 2018: Mock Draft for Top Raw, SmackDown Picks
- Nigerian dancer performed with Beyonce at Coachella
- Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Entails a Thrust to Achieve Active Investors Attentions