A House-Sized Asteroid Will Fly Unusually Close To BC Today
13 October, 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 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 .
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However, in August, Griffin told NY magazine that their friendship had ended in the wake of the scandal. During a press conference, Griffin said the "termination was hurtful" even though her photo was immoral.
National Inc Wi invested 2.4% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ) on Monday, January 18 with "Neutral" rating. In related news, CFO Marianne Lake sold 17,596 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th.
The Company is involved in the transport, terminaling and storage of crude oil, refined products and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Liquids business provides transportation and storage of crude oil for customers in the central United States and Canada.
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.
The defending Copa America champions can not point at that one result for their failure to qualify for the World Cup , though. Chile's shocking failure to qualify saw Pizzi step down , accepting responsibility for the sixth-placed finish.
The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the investment was significant enough that Hyperloop One will now be called Virgin Hyperloop .
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".
Hidden cameras found in Longboat Key Airbnb
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 .
Is Razer launching its own phone?
The company had previously purchased Nextbit , a smartphone maker known for its Robin phone - a phone optimised for cloud storage. It could very well be a tablet/phone/gaming device hybrid, which would make Razer a direct competitor of the Nintendo Switch.
Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again
The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked. In many cases, even more personal data was exposed, including driver's license and credit card numbers.
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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.
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.
India's factory output grows sharply at 4.3% in August
Meanwhile, the July IIP number was revised to 0.94 per cent from 1.2 per cent provisional estimates released last month. As food prices remained steady, the country's retail inflation also remained flat at 3.28% in September.