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Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.5 LD or 0.00129 AU (~192 981 km / 119 912 miles) on April 15, 2018. This is the 28th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and…… Read more »

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Bus-sized asteroid will fly between the Earth and the moon TOMORROW at 11,600mph just days after being spotted by Nasa

Bus-sized asteroid will fly between the Earth and the moon TOMORROW at 11,600mph just days after being spotted by Nasa

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A bus-sized asteroid is set to fly past Earth tomorrow at 11,600mph.

 

The asteroid, dubbed 2018 DV1, will miss our planet by just 65,000 miles (105,000km) away – one third of the distance between Earth and the moon.

 

The asteroid has a diameter of between 20 to 40 feet (5.6 to 12 metres) and was only spotted on Monday thanks to the world’s most powerful telescopes.

Source: Bus-sized asteroid will fly between the Earth and the moon TOMORROW at 11,600mph just days after being spotted by Nasa

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00067 AU (~100 230 km / 62 280 miles) on February 21, 2018. This is the 17th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 5th closest. 2018 DQ belongs to the…… Read more »

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Source: Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

Asteroid 2018 CN2 flew past Earth at 0.18 LD, one day before closest approach

Asteroid 2018 CN2 flew past Earth at 0.18 LD, one day before closest approach

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (~ 70 310 km / 43 689 miles) on February 9, 2018, one day after it was discovered. This is the 12th of 13 known asteroids to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance…… Read more »

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Source: Asteroid 2018 CN2 flew past Earth at 0.18 LD, one day before closest approach

Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6

Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.50 LD / 0.00128 AU (~191 485 km / 118 983 miles) on February 6, 2018. This is the 9th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, 8th since…… Read more »

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Source: Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00112 (~167 549 km / 104 110 miles) at 15:13 UTC on January 15, 2018, 2 days before it was first observed. This is the 4th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar…… Read more »

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Source: Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15

‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Will Zoom By Earth In February

‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Will Zoom By Earth In February

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Scientists say that a potentially hazardous asteroid moving at 67,000 miles per hour will fly by the Earth on February 4th.  But NASA assures the public that the 2002 AJ129 asteroid will not impact the Earth.

The asteroid will zoom by at nearly 15 times faster than the world’s quickest manned aircraft – the hypersonic North American X-15, which traveled at 4,520 miles per hour.

The asteroid is around 0.7 miles (1.1km) wide – making it longer than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 0.5 miles high (0.8km). It is set to pass by our planet at a distance of around 2,615,128 miles (4,208,641km) away – which is relatively close in space terms, causing NASA to label it as “potentially hazardous.” For reference, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 238,855 miles (384,400 km).

NASA describes asteroids as “hazardous” if they come within 4,600,000 miles (7,403,00km) of our planet. This will be the largest space rock to fly past the Earth this year.  According to the Daily Mail UK, previous research says that should an asteroid of (more…)

A ‘potentially hazardous’ monster asteroid the size of Central Park is heading towards Earth at 67,000mph

A ‘potentially hazardous’ monster asteroid the size of Central Park is heading towards Earth at 67,000mph

The 2002 AJ129 asteroid has been classed a ‘potentially hazardous’ by Nasa

It will fly past on 4th February at speeds of 67,000mph (107,826kmh)

This makes it nearly 15 times faster than the world’s quickest manned aircraft

By PHOEBE WESTON
DAILYMAIL.COM

17 January 2018

A gigantic asteroid which is larger than the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, will hurtle past our planet in around two weeks time.

The 2002 AJ129 asteroid has been classed a ‘potentially hazardous’ by Nasa and will fly past at speeds of 67,000mph (107,826kmh).

This makes it nearly 15 times faster than the world’s quickest manned aircraft – the hypersonic North American X-15, which travelled at 4,520mph (7,300kmh). 

The asteroid is around 0.7 miles (1.1km) wide – making it longer than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 0.5 miles high (0.8km).

It is set to pass by our planet on the 4th February at a distance of around 2,615,128 miles (4,208,641km) away – which is relatively close in space terms.

For reference, the distance between (more…)

University Study: Metal From Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs DESTROYS Cancer Cells

University Study: Metal From Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs DESTROYS Cancer Cells

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Cancer cells in the human body can be targeted and destroyed by metal from the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, according to new groundbreaking new research by the University of Warwick in the UK and Sun Yat-Sen University in China.

Researchers from the Professor Sadler and Professor O’Connor groups in Warwick’s Department of Chemistry and Professor Hui Chao’s group at Sun Yat-Sen have demonstrated that iridium – the world’s second densest metal – can be used to kill cancer cells by filling them with a deadly version of oxygen, without harming healthy tissue.

The researchers created a compound of iridium and organic material, which can be directly targeted towards cancerous cells, transferring energy to the cells to turn the oxygen (O2) inside them into singlet oxygen, which is poisonous and kills the cell – without harming any healthy tissue in the process.

Phys.org reports: The process is triggered by shining visible laser light through the skin onto the cancerous area – this reaches the light-reactive coating of the compound, and activates the metal (more…)

‘Not a hell of a lot we can do’: NASA scientist warns Earth vulnerable to ‘sneaky’ asteroid, comet

‘Not a hell of a lot we can do’: NASA scientist warns Earth vulnerable to ‘sneaky’ asteroid, comet

Earth is essentially defenseless in the face of comets and asteroids that bring little warning, a NASA scientist has warned. The researcher believes building an interceptor rocket and an observer spacecraft could avert such a catastrophe, however. “The biggest problem, basically, is there’s not a hell of a lot we can do about it at […]

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