ESA named the most dangerous asteroids. One of them may fall to Earth in September 2019

The European Space Agency has published onYour site has a list of the most dangerous asteroids. With this definition, ESA describes objects "having a non-zero chance of colliding with our planet." The risk of these dangerous celestial bodies for the Earth may be small, but it is not impossible, experts say. The list compiled by the European Space Agency includes 13 such objects. Specialists also indicated the likely dates of the alleged events. Moreover, one of them may happen already on September 6 of this year, according to current forecasts.

What is the probability of an asteroid falling to Earth?

We are talking about the object 2006 QV89 - an asteroid,belonging to the Apollo group and opened in August 2006 by a ground-based observatory. The diameter of the asteroid is 50 meters. According to the current assessment of ESA specialists, the probability of this object falling to the Earth is 1 in 7 thousand. So far, everything speaks in favor of the fact that 2006 QV89 will be able to fly at a distance of 7 million kilometers from our planet, but scientists from the European Space Agency will be able to call more accurate figures in July, when the object is closer to us.

The list also includes famous asteroids. For example, the same Bennu, larger than the 103-storey skyscraper of the Empire State Building in New York. When falling to Earth, this object is able to exert an apocalyptic effect on all living things. Experts estimate the probability of a catastrophe, which, according to calculations, may occur in 2196, in 1 out of 10,638.

2010 has a higher chance of fallingRF12. Scientists predict that with a probability of 1 to 16 the object will collide with our planet in 2095. Also among the most dangerous objects are allocated 2006 JY26 (diameter 9 meters, the probability of a collision in 2074 is 1 to 86); asteroid 2019 DS1 (size from 20 to 45 meters, may fall in 2082 with a chance of 1 to 787) and object 410777 2009 FD (diameter of 150 meters, may fall in 2185 with a probability of 1 to 694).

However, the most damaging effects on ourthe planet can have an object (29075) 1950DA. Scientists predict that a cosmic rock with a diameter of 2000 meters may fall to the Earth in 2880 with a probability of 1 to 7042.

ESA adds that as of April 2019year was found 20,000 asteroids, whose orbit lies close to the Earth. Scientists discover 150 new sites of this kind every month, so the announced number is growing very fast. With the deployment of the planned ESA Flyeye and Test-Bed Telescope ground-based telescopes, Europe will be able to more effectively discover and monitor these space boulders.

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