Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

With the Land comes closer asteroid-Ghost

With the Land comes closer asteroid-Ghost

When compared to other asteroids that have zipped by the Earth, 2010 WC9 is not a large one, although it's larger compared to the Chelyabinsk meteor, that was 65 feet long.

Is asteroid 2010 WC9 large sufficient that we should be stressed over the close experience?

The asteroid that would be moving at an estimated distance of about 203,453 kilometers (126,419 miles) could be reportedly witnessed even by the help of a small telescope.

However, 8 years later, on May 8, astronomers discovered the asteroid and determined it as the loss of WC9 in 2010. The planet, which will fly past the Earth at 28,000 miles each hr, will certainly determine from 60 meters to 130 meters, which could make it longer compared to football areas that go for 110 meters.

During its closest approach at 6:05 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2010 WC9 will be at 0.53 lunar-distances from Earth.

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In February of 2018 in Russian Federation offered for Dollars 210 billion to create a fusion megarocket to repel the attack from outer space (asteroid defense weapon). Inning accordance with the Jet Propulsion Lab of NASA, the flyby of 2010 WC9 will certainly be the closest of a planet its dimension in virtually 300 years.

Unfortunately, the asteroid will not light up brightly enough to be visible to the naked eye, but small telescopes could aid you in the endeavour. It can be inferred from this that the asteroid would pass somewhere midway in between the moon and the Earth.

"We plan to broadcast this asteroid to our Facebook page if the weather forecast remains positive", Guy Wells of the observatory was quoted as saying.

Thanks to Northolt Branch Observatories, you can actually watch it while flying. The asteroid will move pretty fast (30 seconds of arc per minute).

The asteroid, known as 2010 WC9, was first spotted in November 2010 and was monitored until December of that year, when it became faint to see. "We are of course collecting astrometric data whilst this is happening, but the motion of the asteroid will be apparent every five seconds". It's one of the closest approaches ever observed of an asteroid of this size.

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