Sabtu, 25 Juni 2011

June 27, 2011, Large Asteroid Earth Approach

YouTube - A newly detected asteroid was on his way to Earth. Fortunately, it is estimated, at the closest point on 27 June, an asteroid the size of a house it would just pass near Earth with a distance of 17,700 kilometers.

For information, a distance of 17,700 kilometers is a very close distance, which is 23 times closer than the distance of Earth to the Moon.

Proximity and magnitude of the asteroid, named 2011 MD that will allow sky observers who use even small telescopes can see. The closest point to Earth asteroids will occur at 13:26 GMT or about 20:26 pm.

Quoted from Universe Today, asteroid 2011 MD recently discovered on June 22 last by LINEAR, a pair of robotic telescopes in New Mexico, United States. The telescope is able to scan the region of the sky to find asteroids near Earth.

Currently, the asteroid 2011 MD is estimated to have widths ranging from 9 to 45 meters. According to Emily Baldwin, an astronomer at the Astronomy Now, this asteroid does not endanger life on Earth.

"There is no potential that it will hit Earth," said Baldwin. "Even if he entered the atmosphere, it will burn out and broken into small pieces," he said.
• VIVAnews

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