We wrote this article to give you more details about NASA's studies on asteroids, the damage that a collision could cause, and many other things to know. Keep reading if you want to know more.
An important asteroid has recently been moved
A huge asteroid 2006 QV89 in NASA's attention for some time and we'll tell you why. Specialists seem to have moved him, and they are considering the possibility of him hitting Earth this year. Asteroid 2006 QV89 first opened in 2006. Its location has been lost so far.
The most important thing NASA wanted to know was whether the asteroid could actually hit Earth this year. Fortunately, the results of the observations are encouraging.
According to their calculations, the 2006 QV89 will not hit Earth any time soon. More precisely, this will not be a problem for at least a century.
In addition, NASA has been working very hard on the double asteroid diversion test. Asteroid targeting should at least be possible in the event of a direct collision. NASA must be prepared for everything.
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Another fact we want to share with you is that the 2006 QV89 is actually an Apollo asteroid. It is named after the first discovered asteroid, 1862. Apollo. The discovery was made in 1930 thanks to a German astronomer.
This is all we have so far regarding asteroids, and in particular QV89 since 2006. NASA is very vigilant on this subject, because cosmic rocks are actually very dangerous. We'll keep you posted.
Brad is a former senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, an award-winning travel, culture and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of Canada's most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News, and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A careful researcher who is not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people's eyes to the realities behind accepted childcare practices. Brad is a contributing journalist for Advocator.ca