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OMG! New Predictions Say Asteroid TX68 Will Impact Earth

Yes, you read it right, according to new predictions from Nasa, Asteroid 2013 TX68 will impact Earth. A 100 ft-wide rock is currently heading towards Earth and Nasa has dramatically changed its mind about the risks and impact associated with the same.

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Previous estimate about Asteroid 2013 TX68 is inaccurate

Initially Nasa has estimated the whale-sized space rock, which was expected to skim past Earth at just 11,000 miles (17,000 km), which is around 21 times closer to Earth than the moon. But this estimation is expected to be widely inaccurate and the asteroid may also pass Earth as far out as 9 million miles (14 million km).

Phew! March 8th Asteroid TX68 will pass three MILLION miles from Earth

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1. Fly by 3 million miles from Earth

According to a new prediction for Asteroid TX68, which was first spotted when it flew by Earth two years ago, is expected to fly roughly by 3 million miles (5 million kilometres) from Earth.

2. Expected date March 5 to March 8

Nasa has noted some additional observations of the asteroid 2013 TX68, which has refined its orbital path and moving the date of the asteroid’s Earth flyby from March 5 to March 8.

3. Asteroid could pass much closer than expected

According to new predictions there is still a chance that the Asteroid could pass closer, but definitely no closer than 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometres) above Earth’s surface.

4. Poses no threat to Earth

According to the observations made, from archived images provided by the Nasa-funded Pan-STARRS asteroid survey, it enabled the scientists at Nasa’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to polish their earlier flyby and distance predictions, they reconfirmed that the asteroid poses no threat to Earth.

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Paul Chodas, manager of CNEOS said

“We already knew this asteroid, 2013 TX68, would safely fly past Earth in early March, but this additional data allows us to get a better handle on its orbital path”

 

 

 

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