- Asteroid 2009 JF1 is being tracked by NASA’s “Sentry” program.
- The program monitors asteroids continuously and determines the chances of them colliding with Earth in the next 100 years.
- Asteroid 2009 JF1 is “potentially dangerous,” according to researchers.
Scientists estimated the chance of a collision from 1 to 140,000. In their opinion, the orb is considered the fifth most dangerous asteroid in terms of size, distance and speed of approach to Earth.
The asteroid is moving at a speed of 23.92 km / s. This is twice the number of the most dangerous asteroid expected to hit Earth in the year 2880, according to scientists.
Asteroid 2009 JF1 is less than 10 meters in diameter. The object is a smaller meteorite that flew over Chelyabinsk in 2013.
When can an asteroid hit Earth? NASA estimates that may happen soon, because on May 6 this year. at. 8:34 a.m. CET.
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about another asteroid that hit our planet on March 11th. An object called 2022 EB5 with a diameter of about 2 meters hit the ocean at a distance of 470 kilometers from the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen.
The asteroid was first observed by the Piszkéstető Observatory in northern Hungary. Within two hours, NASA estimated where the asteroid might fall and notified relevant institutions, including the Planetary Defense Coordination Office.
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