As many as three asteroid headed for Earth

08.03.2013

 

Astronomers have discovered a new asteroid in 2013 received index EC20, which is early in the morning on Saturday March 9, in the 130 fly thousands of miles away in the same day, as previously reported, to our planet razminetsya 100-meter object 2013 ET.


According to data published on the website of NASA, the asteroid was discovered in 2013 EC20 March 7 American project to find asteroids "Catalina." Scientists estimate that the size of this celestial body is from 3 to 12 meters. At 06.41 MSK on March 9 this asteroid will fly past Earth at a distance of 135,000 kilometers (measured from the center of the planet).

Later in the day, not far from the Earth will fly much larger object — the asteroid 2013 ET, the size of which ranges from 45 to 140 meters. At 16.09 MSK he flies to 972 thousand kilometers from the center of the planet, or 2.5 times the distance of the moon. Astronomers at NASA's planetary radar at Goldstone, plan to hold a probing asteroid.

On Friday asteroid will fly past Earth more — 2009 EM1, the size of which is between 49-160 meters. However, this is a "date" will be much less "close": in 22.04 MSK he flies to 18 million kilometers from Earth, or 48 times on the moon.

In addition, scientists have recently discovered asteroid 2013 ET11 in size from 16 to 49 meters, which on March 16 will fly past Earth at a distance of 15 times on the moon, as well as the 2013 EQ4, ranging in size from 49 to 160 meters, which will fly at a distance of 1 April to 27 times on the moon.

2013 ET asteroid the size of a 35-storey building will fly past Earth on March 9


New asteroid received index 2013 EC20, was found on March 7 American project to find asteroids "Catalina." Scientists estimate that the celestial body whose size ranges from 3 to 12 meters in 06.41 MSK on March 9 will fly past Earth at a distance of 135,000 kilometers (measured from the center of the planet).

Asteroid 2013 ET, the size of which ranges from 45 to 140 meters, 16.09 in the 972 fly MSK thousands of kilometers from the center of the planet (this distance — 2.5 times greater than the distance from Earth to the Moon). Astronomers at NASA's planetary radar at Goldstone, plan to hold a probing asteroid.

And on Friday will fly past Earth asteroid bigger — 2009 EM1, the size of which is between 49-160 meters. However, this is a "date" will be much less "close": in 22.04 MSK he will be in 18 million kilometers from Earth, or 48 times on the moon.

In addition, scientists have recently discovered asteroid 2013 ET11 in size from 16 to 49 meters, which on March 16 will fly past Earth at a distance of 15 times on the moon, as well as the 2013 EQ4, ranging in size from 49 to 160 meters, which will fly at a distance of 1 April to 27 times on the moon.

Excitement around the potential disaster associated with the collision of the planet with the cosmic body, appeared after the explosion of a meteorite over Chelyabinsk. Large car entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of 64,000 kilometers per hour. The cosmic body exploded at a height of 19 to 24 kilometers above the Urals. Power of the explosion was estimated at NASA, the 300 to 500 kilotons.
Many wondered why the tracking system for outer space did not help to predict the appearance of a meteorite. Experts have suggested that the meteorite came from the Sun and from the Earth to see these objects is almost impossible.

The experts expressed the need to establish a system of protection against asteroids. "To begin creating this system is now, so you do not bite your elbows and do not be late for this kind of danger to civilization", — said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

Head of the Laboratory of Meteoritics, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Mikhail Nazarov said earlier, "Voice of Russia" that "about such an event killed the dinosaurs." He noted that "the dinosaurs were not able to defend themselves," and expressed the hope that "we will be able to develop some means of protection against falls of large cosmic bodies."

Some bloggers, linking the incident in Chelyabinsk with another "cosmic event" — approach to Earth asteroid 2012 DA14, even have learned that in a short time, humanity is waiting for the end of the world, calling the prophetic American disaster movies.

Meanwhile, experts have condemned "mass hysteria" that began after the fall of the meteorite. According to scientists, every month in the atmosphere of small explosions occur cars, with energies up to 300 tons of TNT, once every ten years — about 50 kilotons of TNT. Scientists remember Kunashak meteorite explosion over Chelyabinsk in 1949, which caused no fear of doomsday.

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