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NASA astronomers have estimated the real asteroid threat to Earth PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 September 2011 14:56

NASA scientists, based on analysis of images of telescope WISE, came to the conclusion, that the number of medium-sized asteroid (from 100 meters to 1 kilometer), which may cross Earth's orbit, it was almost two times less, than previously thought. According to estimates, as a result of the research project NEOWISE, the number of potentially hazardous asteroids average size are about 19 500 and are not 35 000, as previously thought. According to estimates by NASA, is November 8, 2011 between the Earth and the Moon will fly the asteroid 2005 YU55, with size of 13 meters, which may collide with satellites in Earth orbit, but three days ago between the Earth and the Moon swept another asteroid -2011 SE58, with size of 13 meters.


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