Saturday, January 8, 2011

Physics News: Asteroid may hit Earth in 2029

Chances are one in 300 if the 400-meter sized asteroid will hit Earth in 2029 but might be missed if the scientists managed to obtain additional data about the orbit.
Until now the asteroid is named Asteroid 2004 MN4 is rather difficult to observe.  "The Power of Collision Torino Scale used by astronomers about the possibility of collision with Earth, the asteroid is getting value 2 of 10", said Donald Yeomans manager of the Near Earth Object program part of the propulsion system NASA Laboratory in Pasadena.
But none of the asteroids that never get more than one value.  On the day Friday, April 13, 2029, "we cannot predict it," said Yeoman again.  Asteroid was discovered first time in June and look again at this month.

 If this asteroid hit the Earth at sea will cause a tsunami while on the mainland will cause major damage.  From its size has the potential to cause an explosion 600 megatons.
According to the present Yeoman asteroids that take less than one year to revolve around the Sun has been observed from 40 places on Earth.  First time at Kitt Peak Observatory and this month from Australia and New Zealand.

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