Two Huge Asteroids Are Going to Pass Earth Tomorrow

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The asteroid, dubbed 2019 OU1, is a so-called Near-Earth Object (NEO) flying on a Close Approach Trajectory.

A single astronomical unit measures the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or about 93 million miles (149.6 million km).

"Apophis, named after the Egyptian God of Chaos, is classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid".

"Apophis definitely checks both boxes". NEOs are objects, likes comets or asteroids that usually orbit between 91 million and 121 million miles from the Sun.

The asteroid was also discussed at NASA's annual Planetary Defence Conference in April, with scientists and disaster planners simulating an asteroid apocalypse for an emergency response.

"Apophis is a representative of about 2,000 now known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)", Paul Chodas, director of Nasa's Centre for Near Earth Objects Studies, had said.

Many believe that the methods showcased in Hollywood movies are effective, but that is not the case, according to experts. We're talking about a very big asteroid set to skim Earth next month. Thus, the 200 QW7 will be passing by the Earth at a distance of 0.03564 astronomical units.

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If this kind of asteroid hits the ocean, it would create towering tsunamis that can travel several miles inland.

Nasa estimates it has already found over 90 percent of near-Earth objects measuring one kilometre or larger - which would have catastrophic global effects in the event of a collision. She is very enthusiastic in studying missions, launches, and discoveries of the space.

"Many scientists are keeping a close eye on the asteroid Apophis, which in 10 years will pass just 19,000 miles from Earth - basically skimming the surface in cosmological terms".

Bennu is as wide as five football fields and weighs around 79 billion kilograms, which is 1,664 times heavier than the Titanic.

"There are some asteroids that have an exceedingly small chance of impacting Earth over the next couple centuries", CNEOS Manager Paul Chodas told Newsweek.

Luckily for us, Elon Musk has already joined forces with Nasa to help defend our planet against doomsday space rocks.

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