Massive Asteroid to Fly Past Earth Today: When and How to Watch

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‘Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid to Fly Past Earth Tuesday

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‘Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid to Fly Past Earth Tuesday

The 'potentially hazardous' asteroid named 1994 PC1 (7482) is not predicted to come this close to Earth again until January 2105. Here's when it's making its closest approach and how to watch.

of the asteroid's close encounter with Earth beginning at 3 p.m. ET.First discovered on Aug. 9, 1994, by astronomer Robert McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, Australia, the asteroid made its closest approach to Earth on Jan. 17, 1933,

, coming within 699,300 miles of our planet.So, what are the chances that Earth will be hit by an asteroid in the near future?NASA says our planet is bombarded with 15,000 tons of space particles and small asteroids every year, but the vast majority of these impactors are small and just burn in the atmosphere.

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A huge asteroid flies will fly safely by Earth today. Here's how to watch it live.See the asteroid 1994 PC1 make its closest approach for the next 200 years as it passes 1 million miles from Earth. Another miss! Hooray! Hooray! Time flies like an arrow fruit flies like a banana asteroid flies will fly. Sorry UTslick68 😂😂

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host a live stream of the asteroid's close encounter with Earth beginning at 3 p.Earth Sky ).Space.1994 PC1 is a S-class stony-type asteroid, and is only slightly larger than another well-known NEO asteroid, 101955 Bennu, the target of NASA's Osiris-Rex sample return mission, which returns to Earth with its precious cargo late next year.

m. ET.m. First discovered on Aug. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. 9, 1994, by astronomer Robert McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, Australia, the asteroid made its closest approach to Earth on Jan.23 million miles of Earth, according to a table from the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), managed by NASA at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. 17, 1933, , coming within 699,300 miles of our planet. (NASA/JPL) Hunting the Asteroid This week's close approach gives observers a chance to see the asteroid for themselves.

So, what are the chances that Earth will be hit by an asteroid in the near future? NASA says our planet is bombarded with 15,000 tons of space particles and small asteroids every year, but the vast majority of these impactors are small and just burn in the atmosphere. The asteroid will be moving at a speed of nearly 12 miles per second is approximately 3,470 feet wide — which is more three times the height of San Francisco's Salesforce building. and M. The last significant event in over 100 years occurred over Russia in 2013, when Earth was hit by an asteroid that was the size of a small building. However, that one disintegrated about 20 kilometers above the city of Chelyabinsk, creating an impressive fireball that was shared widely on social media. You don't need to worry about facing the scenario presented in the new Netflix comedy "Don't Look Up," featuring two astronomers who discover that a comet is headed straight for Earth. An asteroid large enough to threaten Earth's civilization comes along only once every few million years, . Her latest book, NASA Leadership Moments, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Impact craters on Earth, the moon and other planets bodies are evidence of these occurrences." Top Picks In Shopping. That passage was very similar to this week's, watching as the space rock silently crept across the starry background.

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