Asteroid the size of a football field makes 'surprise' flyby past Earth
Asteroid the size of a football field makes 'surprise' flyby past Earth
Asteroid buzzed Earth this weekend
17 April, 2018, 16:43
An asteroid flew close to Earth Sunday, less than 24 hours after it was first spotted.
That's nothing compared to asteroids that make up the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, which can measure to about 580 miles across, NASA explains on its website. But according to Andrew Rader, a researcher and engineer at SpaceX, 2018 GE3 is "vast enough to destroy a city".
It's a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. The asteroid was discovered just one day before it flies close to the earth surface and this is what scientists are calling as " surprise" flyby. While it doesn't sound like a short distance, 2018 GE3 was twice as close to the Earth as the moon is, which has an average orbit of 238,900 miles away.
2018 GE3, as the asteroid is named, was identified on April 14 by the Catalina Sky Survey, a project by the American University of Arizona, funded by NASA and dedicated to the search for asteroids and comets near the Earth. That's a little under half the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
NASA estimates that the passerby visitor had a diameter of 48 to 110 meters, that is, three to six times as large as the other asteroid in 2013 that exploded over Chelyabinsk in Russian Federation, injuring more than 1,200 people and causing damage to buildings up to 93 km. The asteroid which flies past the earth has a speed about 66,000 miles per hour but the speed will have broken down once the asteroid enters the Earth's atmosphere.
If the asteroid had hit Earth, the devastation would have been regional but not global, and it's possible 2018 GE3 could have even burned up in the atmosphere before ever reaching our planet. Not this time, but a Chelyabinsk-type event can clearly repeat.
The 2018 GE3 is roughly 3.6 times the size of the one that impacted Earth in Russia's Tunguska region in 1908.
"A preliminary analysis of the orbit of 2018 GE shows this is the closest this particular space rock has come to Earth at least since 1930", EarthSkyreports.
The government has formed state-wise committees and RBI also formed a committee to transfer currency from one state to another. The Reserve bank of India held a meeting, in which a committee discussed the crisis and how to overcome it.
The suspects are charged with robbery and malicious wounding, but they were arrested in Colonial Heights on unrelated charges. Police say he raided the Bruce Road grocery store with a firearm around 8 o'clock, threatening staff and demanding money.
Philadelphia rallied relentlessly and it looked ominous for Miami as the Sixers closed the gap to two points at 98-96. The Sixers had started confidently, building a seven-point cushion to lead 29-22 at the end of the first quarter.
Southampton's hopes of surviving relegation from the Premier League took a hammer blow on Saturday afternoon. They have to play for the club, for our fans, and to show great character like they did in this game.
Terming the Surat rape case as "most unfortunate", the Leader of Opposition said it was as bad as the Kathua case. The daughter of Ram has said that there is some conspiracy against her father and has demanded a CBI probe.
With five games to go City, who beat Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points to the 71 of second-placed United. Better still, they swept opponents aside with style and swagger, scoring 93 league goals so far (United have 63).
Soon thereafter, search divers entered the water and were able to feel what they believed to be a person inside of the vehicle. On April 6, witnesses reported seeing a similar-looking vehicle falling off a steep embankment and into the Eel River off U.S.
" Central Bureau of Investigation registered the fourth case and made Shashi Singh's son Shubham Singh an accused in it. The uncle of the alleged victim had said that the goons told the villagers to either remain quiet or leave the village.
Previously, he was the Junior High Principal at Jonathan Alder and Middle School Principal for Canaan Middle School in Plain City. Beatty, Auerbach, and Rick Dumont all said that they thought the district's needs could be met with $105 million in spending.
Douglass Winthrop Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.1% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 32,078 shares. Shares for $1.19M were sold by GNODDE RICHARD J on Wednesday, October 18. $5.77M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Reds 10, Brewers 4 • Billy Hamilton drove in three runs to help visiting Cincinnati end a losing streak at eight games. According to MLB's website , the swing propelled the ball 406 feet, with an exit velocity of 99 miles per hour .
Russian officials react to joint attack
The government regained full control of Douma on Saturday following a surrender deal with the rebels in the town east of Damascus. The weekend's airstrikes in Syria and the country's seven-year-long civil war were also expected to be discussed.
College teacher 'lures' girl students, suspended
Devanga Arts College Nirmala Devi accused of offering four students academic and financial assistance in lieu of sexual favours. When they were not game for it, she asked them not to reveal about the conversation to anybody.
MSFT) — Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ
Ryan Frick decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp ( MSFT ) by 31.43% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. West Virginia-based City Holdings has invested 0% in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on May, 2.
Ed Sheeran will play in a Comedy about the Beatles
Ed Sheeran responses to claims made by The Sun newspaper that he could have railings placed outside to stop rough sleepers. Himesh Patel (BBC's EastEnders , Damned ) and Kate McKinnon (TV's Saturday Night Live , The Spy Who Dumped Me ).
Merck Immunotherapy Drug Shines In Lung Cancer Study
But many doctors did not adopt it because the trial was small and didnt initially show a survival benefit, Gandhi said. The median time until cancer worsened was about 7 months on the immunotherapy drugs versus 5.5 months for chemo.
London stabbing: man killed in Forest Gate
The Met Police said paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the Forest Gate killing. Officers were called to a residential address in Sudbourne Road, Brixton, at around 6.36pm on Sunday.
Woman accused of attack with knife, beating
Authorities say she may have stolen $11,000 (£7,600) from her husband's business before allegedly killing him inside their home. Scared, she ran towards her residence, when Chauhan made lewd comments, flashed and masturbated in front of her, police said .
Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov out for Game 3 against Bruins
He scored the go-ahead goal in the second period after being held scoreless over the first two games of the series in Boston. That kinda spam-posting gets you banned if you're online, and is considered just plain unlucky if you're wearing knife-shoes.