Scientists are getting better at seeing inbound, "potentially dangerous" asteroids, with measurements over 15 meters in diameter along the way this week. However, only last month asteroid hunters missed the 1,000-meter space reef. </p><div><p>Earth is under constant threat from space debris in the form of asteroids and meteorites, and with two small space rocks due to the planet today and tomorrow, this week is no exception.
Meanwhile, later in the week, NASA ‘heads up’ about three asteroids, each measuring more than 15 meters.
On 16 September, the asteroid 2020 RW3, which measures about 18 meters in diameter (or twice as long as a London bus), will shoot 2.5 million km from Earth.
The week’s asteroid attack will end on Thursday with two large space rocks: 30 m 2020RN1 (double the height of Hollywood) and 62 m 2014 QJ33 (30 Shaquille O’Neals stacked on top of each other), which are seven million and 2.5, respectively. Will pass through a safe distance of million km.
Not that anyone gets any rest, yet another reminder that humanity should always be on alert for space hazards, an amateur astronomer in Brazil discovered a large asteroid that struck Earth’s main planets last month The rescue was somehow slipped.
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The asteroid 2020 QU6, measuring 1,000 meters wide, is large enough to cause significant damage here on Earth, if it was hit, was spotted by amateur astronomer Leonardo Amaral on August 27 at the Campo dos Amaris Observatory in Brazil.
On September 10, at a distance of more than 100 million from the distance between the Earth and the Moon, it crossed us 40 million kilometers.
Amaral succeeded in thanks to the asteroid for some of its unique vantage points because it is located in the Southern Hemisphere, while many of our asteroid-hunting telescopes are located in the Northern Hemisphere.
“This discovery reminds us that even if we have found the largest NEOs [Near-Earth Objects] We haven’t found them all, “ Casey Dreyer, Chief Planner and Senior Space Policy Advisor for The Planetary Society.
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