Scientists are eyeing a giant asteroid
However, NASA has not ruled out the potential devastating threat to Earth from asteroids. Here its size is big as well as its speed is also very fast. To keep track of potential threats to Earth, NASA has assembled a team of experts in several fields to form the Planetary Defense (NEO). The Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the Small-Body Database are all in this category.
Know why this asteroid was named 2022 UD72
Scientists have named this new asteroid 2022 UD72. The four-digit number in the name indicates the date of its discovery, October 2022.
Asteroid will pass near Earth at a speed of 15,408 km/h
According to space scientists, the height of this asteroid moving fast towards the Earth is about 65 feet and it will pass within 4 million kilometers of the Earth. It’s a long way. This asteroid will pass near the Earth at a speed of 15,408 km / h. If anything unexpected happens there will be a holocaust on the earth.
PDCO has been established
A Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) has been established at NASA Headquarters in Washington and is managed by the Planetary Science Division. PDCO is responsible for timely detection of Potentially Hazardous Objects (PHOS). PHOS includes asteroids and comets whose orbits are predicted to bring them within 0.05 astronomical units (5 million miles or 8 million kilometers) of Earth.
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