Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

A warehouse Sized Asteroid Said Hello To Earth

A warehouse Sized Asteroid Said Hello To Earth

An asteroid the size of a football field buzzed by Earth Sunday in one of the closest encounters the planet has seen in a while. Traveling with a speed of around 106,000 kilometers per hour, this "Tunguska"- size asteroid was as far away from Earth as half the average distance between our planet and the Moon. Closest approach to Earth occurred at around 2:41 a.m. EDT (6:41 UTC; translate UTC to your time) on April 15. While most asteroids stay within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, others pass by the Earth but aren't detected because they are typically small and dark. Scientists have assured that the asteroid is a potential threat to the Earth, and his course does not involve a direct meeting and clash with the Blue planet. "2018 GE3 was found less than a day before its closest approach", said the report. "Hours later, amateur astronomer Michael Jäger of Weißenkirchen Austria video-recorded the space rock gliding through the southern constellation Serpens", Spaceweather.com reported.

According to EarthSky, a large portion of the asteroid would have been disintegrated by friction with the air upon entering our atmosphere.

This newfound asteroid is nearly three to six times bigger than another recent meteor which broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013. "A 10-meter size object already packs the same energy as a nuclear bomb", Andrew Cheng, who led a 2000-2001 mission for NASA to orbit and land on an asteroid, told Fox News at the time.

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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.

Was Earth in risk from 2018 GE3? Very first observed at Catalina Sky Study in Arizona on Saturday, April 14, 2018, the asteroid- which has actually been identified 2018 GE3- swept previous us at about half the Earth-moon range early Sunday early morning inning accordance with clocks in The United States and Canada.

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