According to NASA, asteroid 2022 PA1 is approaching dangerously close to Earth on August 10. Be aware of the risks.
Earth is going through a terrifying asteroid bombardment. Almost every day an asteroid hits our planet and narrowly misses it. But scientists fear that our fortunes cannot last forever and that sooner or later, one of these space rocks is bound to smash into our planet and cause great destruction. The last time it happened was in February of this year when asteroid 2022 EB5 hit the planet off the coast of Iceland. Fortunately, the asteroid was only a few meters wide and because it hit a remote area it didn’t cause any damage. But today, August 10, a 55-foot wide asteroid is set to make a close approach to Earth. And if it hits our planet, the results could be quite devastating. Read on for the possibility of it hitting Earth.
According to information provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a part of NASA, the asteroid is named 2022 PA1, where ‘2022’ suggests that the current year is the first time it was discovered. presently. In fact, it was discovered just four days ago. This happens because smaller asteroids can often escape observation by various space agencies and are only seen when they are close to Earth. The data also reveals that the asteroid will come close to our planet by about 1 million kilometers, the closest any asteroid has traveled in recent weeks. However, scientists are still confident that the asteroid will pass safely and not hit us.
An asteroid the size of a house is dangerously approaching Earth today
The main concern for the asteroid coming close to us is that a final moment deflection could redirect it towards Earth and we won’t have enough time to react to the space rock. fly to. NASA ensures that the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), a specialized division made to observe near-Earth objects and take measures against them, is monitoring 2022 PA1.
If we survive this asteroid, it will reappear near us in 2024. However, it won’t come close to us again until at least 2074.