A House-Sized Asteroid Will Fly Unusually Close To BC Today
13 Октября, 2017, 01:02 | Author: Becky Perry
The close flight path will offer scientists "an excellent opportunity to test the global ability to detect and track near-Earth objects and assess our ability to respond together to a real asteroid threat".
In other words, if there's a real, Armageddon-style asteroid threatening Earth, expert bodies around the world will be able to detect it and hopefully be able to come up with a better plan than sending a bunch of oil drillers up in space to divert it away from sending us into oblivion.
"This campaign is a team effort that involves more than a dozen observatories, universities and labs around the globe so we can collectively learn the strengths and limitations of our near-Earth object observation capabilities", campaign leader Vishnu Reddy, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, said in a statement.
NASA said that the asteroid's distance from earth when it safely passes by will be a little over one-tenth of the distance to the moon, just above the orbital altitude of communications satellites.
Scientists had predicted that TC4 was between 10 and 30 metres (33-99 feet) wide.
"This means it must be very bright", to make it appear bigger, said Koschny.
It is roughly the same size as the meteor that caused widespread damage when it exploded in the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk in central Russian Federation in 2013.
It's thought that Kylie's baby is due in February, with a source saying: "They started telling friends a few weeks ago". The star has yet to confirm or deny any pregnancy rumours, making fans think that she is indeed expecting.
Air Berlin carried an average of 80,000 people a day, but endured losses of an estimated 782 million Euros a year ago . Lufthansa has agreed to purchase portions of insolvent German airline group Air Berlin for $249 million.
Bennington is at the wheel, while fellow Linkin Park members Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn are seated in the back of the SUV. Linkin Park is releasing one of Chester Bennington's final on-screen appearances before his tragic death in July.
But police say the cameras can be operated remotely and they found numerous videos in the bedroom, including one of the in couple. The story about an IN couple discovering a hidden camera IN their Florida Airbnb rental is taking the internet by storm .
If eventually confirmed as victor of the presidential election, George Weah has an onerous task of stepping into Sirleaf's shoes. False reports of Mr Weah's victory have been circulating on social media but it is not clear why Wenger thought he had won.
India's supreme court has struck down a law allowing men to have sex with a child as young as 15 provided the pair were married. Poverty, weak law enforcement, patriarchal norms and concern about family honor are factors contributing to early marriage.
Delta's adjusted fuel price per gallon for the September quarter was $1.68, which includes $0.03 of benefit from the refinery. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "overweight" rating on shares of Delta Air Lines in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th.
Almost 22% of all shareholders, and more than 48% of independent ones, opposed Murdoch being allowed to continue in the post. It also said executive pay at Sky was too complex and that bosses could receive huge payouts if the Fox deal goes through.
False data scandal at Kobe extends to steel
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Hurricane Ophelia forms in the Atlantic
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After Ashish Nehra Announces Retirement, Twitter Turns Emotional
Nehra is ecstatic to play at his home ground. "For me the true measure of success is how many times you bounce back from failure". Nehra clarified his stand on retirement from all forms of cricket, he said, "I have decided something, there is no going back".
Bitcoin set record high of $5380
It is important to note that the valuation of Bitcoin is highly volatile and more hard to sell than traditional assets. Russian Federation becomes the third major economy in the span of a month to put the clamps on cryptocurrency .
Alexa can now distinguish between voices
Amazon is not far behind, however, launching Voice Profiles for multiple users on its Echo smart speakers. Both Google and Amazon have been working to expand the offering of their respective smart speakers.
Giant hole the size of ME reopens in Antarctica's Weddell Sea
Known as polynyas or semipermanent area of open water in sea ice, this Weddell polynya is quite mysterious in terms of its origin. Due to higher precipitation levels in the region and melting ice, the surface is expected to decouple from deeper water layers.