The asteroid QV89 will fly past our home planet on the morning of September 9, 2019. The astronomers of the Catalina Sky Survey discovered the first rocky object that flew around the Sun in August 2006 to the list of potential influencing factors of the European Space Agency (ESA). Does this mean that the asteroid is on an inevitable collision course with our home planet?
Asteroid 2006 QV89 is a 40m wide rock that orbits the Sun once every 474.4 days.
The Space Rock is comparable in size to the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, or to five London double-decker buses.
Such a large asteroid could cause considerable damage if it hits Earth or disintegrates in the atmosphere.
Far (20 m) exploded over the Russian Chelyabinsk Oblast in 201
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This time, the ESA has classified QV89 as a "No Hazard" object.
According to Astronomer Eddie Irizarry of the Astronomical Society of the Caribbean, the ESA's asteroid is not a threat or a priority for observations.
The astronomer wrote for EarthSky: "As we said, man y-before, and as it is still true, there is no known dangerous asteroid at present, which poses an immediate risk of impacting the earth.
"Could an asteroid hit the earth? Of course. That's why astronomers are still vigilant.
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in September 2019.
"Indeed, it is one of many asteroids on the astrology risk list, but it is not classified as a priority task. It is classified as "no danger".
And according to NASA's own calculations, there is a 99.999 percent chance that the asteroid will miss us in September.
What's so special about this asteroid? Absolutely nothing.
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The asteroid QV89 is a prime example of an Apollo rock that flies around the inner circles of the solar system.
Asteroids and comets of Apollo type are located within the boundaries of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and follow an orbit similar to that of Asteroid 1862 Apollo.
Many of these space rocks are so-called Near Earth Objects "or NEO and often intersect with Earth ,
However, these asteroids rarely hit the planet, and astronomers are unaware of any objects that will hit our planet in the foreseeable future.
Mr. Irizarry said, "Many asteroids temporarily appear in a risk list due to uncertainties in their orbits.
" Such uncertainties usually occur when an object was recently discovered by observatories and was only seen several nights after its discovery It's too weak to watch. "
When an asteroid reappears on radars, astronomers can better estimate the rock's velocity and trajectory.
This helps scientists reduce the likelihood of impacts for hundreds of years To isolate the future.