WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th

An asteroid referred to as Asteroid 2010 WC9 will pass by the Earth at a distance of half the lunar distance. The asteroid 2010 WC9's diameter is somewhere between 60-130 meters. Although there is no risk of impact, this is one of the closest approaches of a space rock of that size.

Nearly eight years later, astronomers realized that an asteroid they temporarily called ZJ99C60 was actually 2010 WC9 returning. The 2018 GE3 asteroid was discovered just one day before it skimmed past Earth in what scientists called a "surprise" flyby.

The asteroid is expected to whiz past Earth at 6:05 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday, May 15. "We didn't know how close, but we had ruled out any chance that it would hit the Earth", Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told CBC News.

Although 2010 WC9 is hurtling towards us at an incredible speed of 28,655 miles per hour (46,116 km/h), it's unlikely that the asteroid will change its trajectory.

MP Board Class 10, Class 12 Result 2018 Today
The girls performed better with 72.38% clearing the Class 12 exams a year ago , while the boys pass percentage was at 64.16. Students accessing the websites from their mobile or laptop can check the results on the official website mentioned above.


The rock completed its orbit and is now hurtling back towards Earth eight years later. "If it doesn't improve then we will make a post with old images, and provide alternatives where you might see live views of 2010 WC9 at later times", NBO explained in a Facebook post, adding that they would start posting live images Monday night.

The asteroid will come close enough that it will be visible to anyone with a small telescope, should the weather permit.

An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty will zoom past Earth on Tuesday.

"Our Astrometric information while this occurs, but the motion of the asteroid will happen every five minutes", explained Wells. If you do not have a telescope and still enthused about watching the rock fall by, then there is a live streaming from Northholt Branch Observatories in London. But, persons wishing to see the asteroid can tune in to Slooh, the astronomy broadcasting service beginning at 4 pm Alaska time. The asteroid will proceed pretty quickly (30 minutes of arc per second). Our display will be updated every five seconds.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

White House Declines to Condemn Aide's McCain Remark
Doug Ducey can opt to appoint a senator to serve until a special election can be held in 2020. In 1967, while flying a mission over North Vietnam, his plane was shot down.

19 people killed in clash between Myanmar army, ethnic rebels, says Military
Reverend Hkalam Samsun, chairman of the Kachin Baptist Convention, said the Kachin people were "disappointed" with Suu Kyi. Suspected ethnic minority insurgents have launched attacks in eastern Myanmar, leaving 19 people dead and 29 wounded.

Multiple blasts as Afghan security forces battle attackers for hours
Afghan security forces surrounded the area and were still battling the gunmen hours after the initial explosions. No one had claimed responsibility for the attack at the time of filing this report.

Apple Macbook Pro Keyboard Defect Lawsuit Investigation
Plaintiffs complain that when debris or dust reaches a key, it causes the keyboard to become unresponsive to keystrokes. It continues saying 'When the MacBook's butterfly keyboard fails, the keys stick and no longer register keystrokes.

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Not only was the 123-run stand broken, but Hyderabad also slipped to 141 for 3 in the 17th over, with two new batsmen in. Sunrisers Hyderabad , on the other hand, have had a near-perfect run in IPL 2018, thanks largely to their bowling attack.

Santa Barbara District Attorney Files Murder Charges Against Golden State Killer
The charges also special circumstances of murder during the commission of rape and burglary, as well as the use of a firearm. DeAngelo already faces charges in Sacramento, Orange and Ventura counties, where he allegedly terrorized victims for years.

Ceremony to Honor Law Enforcement Set for Thursday
Police Week 2018 is here and FOX59 is in the nation's capitol to highlight several great events. Aaron Allan visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial to view her husband's name.

Avengers movies might continue, according to Disney's Bob Iger
Avengers: Infinity War opened to a whopping collection of Rs 30 crore , making it 2018's biggest opening in India. I suppose we should begin with a spoiler warning , even though it feels unnecessary at this point.

Manyonga soars in Shanghai
The men's 800m produced a breakthrough victory for another young Kenyan, Wycliffe Kinyamal, in a meeting record of 1:43.91. South Africa's long jump sensation Luvo Manyonga proved too strong for the rest of the field in Shanghai on Saturday.

Iraqi air force destroys Islamic State command center in Syria
Sadr leads the al-Sairoon Coalition (The Marchers) that brings together his Sadrist Movement and the Iraqi Communist Party . A Pentagon spokesman told Eric Pahon that the USA government does not support any particular Iraqi candidate or party.

Mariners, Tigers split double dip
Mahtook's RBI double made it 4-2 in the seventh, but Seattle tied it the following inning against Joe Jimenez. Cano was struck by an 88 miles per hour fastball from left-hander Blaine Hardy in the third inning.

Theresa May Splits Cabinet To Seek Brexit Solution
May, however, warned that there will "be compromises", but vowed that she "will not let you down". The EU has expressed doubts about whether either option would work.

Maddie Poppe sings "God Only Knows" on American Idol 2018 Top 5
Lionel begged people to vote for Maddie, and Katy gushed about how the singer had done such a wonderful song justice. The field will be narrowed to the top 3 for a two-night finale to be aired on ABC on May 20 and 21 on KCRG.

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall
Department of Agriculture in an attempt to sell eggs that were "red tagged" for failing to meet minimum industry standards. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) investigators inspected the Hyde County, N.C., farm and collected samples for testing.

Mancini Becomes Italy Head Coach
He succeeds Gian Piero Ventura , who was sacked in November after Italy missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958. It will be a first role in global management for Mancini, who has left Russian club Zenit St Petersburg to take up the post.


More News

News
More News