You can watch big asteroid Travel safely to Earth today (March 13) from anywhere with a good internet connection.
Weather permitting, the virtual telescope project will broadcast live telescopic views of the recently found asteroid 2022 ES3, which will pass our planet within the orbit of the Moon. Start broadcasting from 2:30 PM EST (1830 GMT) And you can watch it in the video feed above or Straight from the Virtual Telescope Project.
Asteroid 2022 ES3 is 12 meters wide — roughly the size of a bus — and will fly within 207,000 miles (330,000 km) of Earth today. sea nasa. The asteroid was spotted on March 7 by the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, and as with near-Earth asteroid discoveries, orbit and other details about the movement and size of the asteroid were released. Online.
Signed by the founder of the project Gianluca Massi your location. He lives in Secano, near Rome, Italy.
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The asteroid is not taken into accountpotentially dangerous“, Accordingly NEWSWEEK, perhaps because of its size. According to NASA JPLs small body databaseThe diameter of the asteroid is 30 to 40 feet (10 to 22 meters).
Massey says the closest asteroid will approach Earth at a safe distance of about 87% of the average The distance from the Earth to the Moon. The Moon is typically located about 238,855 miles (384,400 km) from Earth.
NASA monitors asteroids through partner telescopes and space observations coordinated by Planetary Defense Coordination Office. Although the agency has not identified any imminent problems, it is testing asteroid defense techniques to be proactive.
An example is 1210 lb (550 kg) Arrow A spacecraft that will collide with a small asteroid called Demorphos in September or October. The goal is to change the orbit of this asteroid around its larger companion, Twin.
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