Asteroid 2018 LA Has Just Been Discovered by NASA

Asteroid 2018 LA Has Just Been Discovered by NASA

New asteroid 2018 LA has been detected on June 2, which was “determined to be on a collision course with Earth, with impact just hours away.” The asteroid 2018 LA is supposed to be only 6 feet (2 meters) across, which is considered very small. The new asteroid was first found by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey, that is situated near Tucson and operated by the University of Arizona.

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Ceres Was the First Asteroid to Be Discovered

Ceres Was the First Asteroid to Be Discovered

Ceres is considered as the first asteroid that was discovered in 1801. It is sometimes assumed that Ceres has been reclassified as a dwarf planet, and that it is therefore no longer considered an asteroid. For example, a news update at Space.com spoke of “Pallas, the largest asteroid, and Ceres, the dwarf planet formerly classified as an asteroid”, whereas an IAU question-and-answer posting states, “Ceres is the largest asteroid”. So, according at the point of view of Space.com Ceres is a dwarf planet that is considered as the smallest and closest one.

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Top 10 the Most Dangerous Asteroids

Top 10 the Most Dangerous Asteroids

There are millions of asteroids from which some of them is dangerous uniquely. A potentially hazardous object (PHO) is a near-Earth object with an orbit that has the potential to make exceptionally close approaches to the Earth. It is also of a size large enough to cause significant regional damage in the event of impact. Astronomers indicate that between 37,000 and 78,000 tons of solar system debris hit Earth each single year. Fortunately, they usually rain down in tiny pieces that burn up in the atmosphere. Now, we’d like to call you attention introducing top 10 dangerous asteroids.

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Are There Aliens on Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Oumuamua

Are There Aliens on Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Oumuamua? Let’s Find Out Together

What do you think are there aliens living on the cigar-shaped asteroid Oumuamua? To find out the astronomers in the outback of Western Australia used the Murchison Widefield Array telescope to eavesdrop on the rocky visitor. They found out “We found no such signals with non-terrestrial origins,” the researchers wrote in the paper. Scientists learned about the mysterious, reddish space rock last year when it was spotted by the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii in October.

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Small Asteroid to shave Safely by Earth

The US space agency said “The space rock will shave safely by Earth at around 5:30 pm”. It will remain about 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) from Earth, which is less than one-fifth the distance to the Moon.“Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet — maybe only once or twice a year” : said Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. According to the NASA an asteroid bigger than a city bus is on track to zoom by Earth Friday at a safe but close distance, less than one-fifth as far away as the Moon.  The asteroid is estimated to be between 50 and 130 feet (15 and 40 meters) in size.

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