Asteroid hitting Earth: NASA says asteroid hitting New York in 3 weeks
BY admin | March 22, 2013
You should start praying now as Asteroid is hitting Earth. NASA says that asteroid will be hitting New York in 3 weeks and has sort of advised people to start praying
What NASA could do to defend the threatening asteroid fall over New York City and the U.S.? Nothing, but prayers; NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr., in a reply to a House of Committee inquiry, has said that everyone should “Pray” to prevent the asteroid hitting the city. American government and NASA experts are panic that the fast-moving asteroid would make a big impact even bigger than a similar meteor caused in some unpopulated areas of Russia. The asteroid is fast-approaching the Earth and is projected to hit the planet in three weeks.
As per Donald Yeomans, NASA’s manager of Near-Earth Object Program Office, it might be lucky that we have three weeks for preparing to shield the asteroid. The U.S. and the rest of the world don’t have any facility to prevent direct hits of small meteors on earth, he added. He has further added that NASA has little early warning system in place to identify such asteroids. The U.S. space agency is hugely held up with the groundwork for finding a good solution to deal with the rushing asteroid.
Meanwhile, it would be better to use a space-centric infrared telescope to detect such meteors, comments Yeomans. According to the NASA manager, it has two key benefits; first, the sun wouldn’t block detection of the alien objects and secondly its infrared nature is more effective. It is reported that Russia failed to give warning about the meteor fall as the sun blinded satellites. In fact, as per Michio Kaku, a CBS News contributor and physics professor use of such a telescope would be a “no brainer” in the task to find meteors.
Whatever it is, the approaching asteroid is a big threat for the U.S. and many other parts of the world. The U.S. government has started to take very quick and immediate steps to avoid the fall of such a large alien object on the planet. Many specialists are optimistic that it wouldn’t hit the earth as it is in the sky. Passing though the atmosphere, it may lose its fire. But, there are many astronauts, who fear it would create a huge crash over the city of New York.
“An object larger than one kilometer, which would cause a global problem — we’ve found 95 percent of them already and none of them represent a problem in the next 100 years,” says Yeomans. It is said that a hit from such a fast-moving asteroid would have an impact of thousands of nuclear bombs exploding up at a time, he addedd. “Civilization would survive probably, but not in the form that we know it.”
It is quite impossible for the U.S. and NASA to avert such asteroids. During the hearing at the House Committee, Gen. William Shelton, commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, has openly admitted that the country had no idea what to do if the meteor would hit New York like the one in Russia. Form fast experiences, we are sure that effect of asteroids is less on the planet earth. There might have some massive falls in the pre-historic period.
“The odds of a near-Earth object strike causing massive casualties and destruction of infrastructure are very small,” says John Holdren, senior adviser to President Barrack Obama on science and tech. “But the potential consequences of such an event are so large that it makes sense to take the risk seriously, he added, admitting the chance for huge threat to humankind in effect of the asteroid fall.
In the past, asteroids hardly crashed to the earth on a regular basis. Now, maybe because of the climate change, everything has changed in nature. A new asteroid called Apophis is to dangle another huge threat in 2029. It is around 1,000 feet wide and it can wipe the entire world out if hit on the planet.
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by Anonymous 1March 22, 2013 at 12:51 AMI don't know about this
by Anonymous 2March 22, 2013 at 12:52 AMIt's Aliens.
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by Anonymous 4March 22, 2013 at 12:54 AMhow the hell do they know its going to hit New York, a small area in the grand scheme of things?
It's nowhere near as big as the dinosaur-killing rock that crashed into Earth 65 million years ago, but the 50-meter (164-foot) diameter asteroid known as 2012 DA14 is big enough to take out a good-size city. Fortunately, astronomers say, it harmlessly will fly by Earth when it draws near our planet next Friday.
"Something of this sort would fit pretty nicely, if you put one into Central Park," John Lewis, professor emeritus of planetary sciences at the University of Arizona, tells PM. But having it fall from space would be another story. "It would probably wipe out the width of Manhattan in the east–west direction, but residents of the extreme northern and southern tips of Manhattan might survive."
The Planetary Society's Bruce Betts discussed the close pass during a conference call with reporters this week. At magnitude 7, 2012 DA14 will be just dim enough to be invisible to the naked eye when it passes closest to Earth at 19:25 Universal Time on Feb. 15, Betts says. A good pair of binoculars should suffice to spot the asteroid from the Eastern Hemisphere as it passes from south to north, moving about 1 degree, or 2 lunar diameters per minute. (It will not be visible from the Americas.) By comparison, that's eight times slower than the apparent speed of the International Space Station.
At its closest approach, the asteroid will come within 17,000 miles of Earth. That's close enough, in astronomical terms, Lewis says, "to give you a haircut without breaking your skin. This is really close." The asteroid will pass within the 22,000-mile orbit of geosynchronous communications satellites, but above the International Space Station, which orbits between 230 and 286 miles from Earth.
"If it did hit—which it's not going to, nor will it in the coming decades—it would be about equivalent to a 2- to 3-megaton nuclear weapon," Betts says. "So about 200 times the Hiroshima blast in terms of energy released."
If you've been hearing more lately about asteroids passing closer to Earth, don't be alarmed. Our planet's little swatch of space isn't getting more dangerous; rather, humanity's ability to spot space rocks large and small that pass near to us is slowly getting better. For instance, the Planetary Society provided a grant to the La Sagra Observatory in southern Spain, which allowed the observatory, run by amateur astronomers, to upgrade the camera on one of its three 45-centimeter telescopes. The new camera, which processes images more quickly than the old one, was crucial to spotting the small, fast-moving 2012 DA14 in Feb. 2012.
Not much is known about the asteroid, aside from its size and its orbit around the sun. One of the discoverers, Jaime Nomen, who is a dental surgeon in Barcelona by day, said on the conference call that closer observation as the asteroid sweeps by Earth will give astronomers a better look at its makeup—by determining its rate of rotation, for instance. "If this object is rotating very, very fast, it should be metallic," Nomen says. That's because a body composed of looser, rockier materials would fly apart when rotating at high speed.
In fact, the flyby provides a rare opportunity to do the kind of data collection that the new asteroid mining companies, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, seek to do on more distant asteroids by using specially built spacecraft.
"The nearby asteroids, the ones that actually produce meteorite falls on Earth, vary enormously in their mechanical strength," Lewis says, "all the way from something similar to lake-bottom mud to something very similar to stainless steel. So you could have a 10-meter-size body made of low-strength material that could hit Earth with absolutely no consequences on the ground. It would explode at high altitude, possibly penetrate deep enough to make an impressive sonic boom, but nothing larger than your fist would ever make it to the ground."
Betts says he thinks DA14 probably isn't one of the more dangerous, metallic asteroids based on the generally accepted estimate that such asteroids probably comprise only about 4 percent of the total. Still, next Friday's near miss is cause for sober reflection. "It's really a reminder that we live in a cosmic shooting gallery, and it's a reminder that we need to keep doing our work to find things and to prevent the only preventable natural disaster, which is asteroid impact," he says.
Betts estimates that an object the size of 2012 DA14 strikes Earth, on average, once every 1000 years. "That could be tomorrow, or that could be 5000 years from now," he says.
There are still lots of asteroids out there to be discovered. Lewis estimates that 97 percent of the smaller asteroids like 2012 DA14 are still unaccounted for. That's why it's so important to boost efforts by space agencies and amateur astronomers to catalog the objects in our planet's neighborhood. If humans ever needed to deflect an asteroid headed right for Earth, we'd certainly want to know in advance.
"Time is what makes life much easier in this case, and that's part of the reason it's so important to discover these further ahead of time so you're not just stuck in a position where you're evacuating, or worse yet, just doing disaster management after you got surprised," Betts says.
Read more: Asteroid to Give Earth a Close Shave Next Week - Popular Mechanics
by Anonymous 5March 22, 2013 at 12:55 AMIf a NASA admin tells me to pray, you bet your butt I am going to pray.
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