Asteroid 2006 QQ23 Pose No Threat Of Impact With Earth

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Scientists have been aware of its existence since 2006, Paul Chodas, director of NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, told ABC News.

A larger object, asteroid 2000 QW7 is expected to pass even closer to the earth - at about 3.5 million miles away - on September 14.

According to NASA, at least 95% of asteroids have been catalogued and none of pose a direct threat to Earth.

Asteroids flying past Earth, even big ones, are now more common than before - especially since NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory can track these celestial objects. "We have objects, asteroids of this size that pass within 5 million miles of the earth six, seven times out of the year".

An expert at the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand made a decision to speak up to reduce the panic surrounding the Asteroid 2006 QQ23, which is double the height of Baiyoke II Tower in Bangkok, would have hit Planet Earth on Saturday. At this distance, it can be classified as a near-Earth asteroid.

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Even Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American scientist who has made his career explaining physics to the layman, also believes that eventually, the end of the world is probably going to be due a huge asteroid hit. It orbits the Sun at a distance of 85-154 kilometers. But, considering their frequency, scientists believe it's only a matter of time before one of them gets pulled in by Earth's gravity and plumments onto our planet's surface.

Then one of many scientists responded that we'd use area ships to offer a nudge to the asteroid. "This is a rock that's the size of a skyscraper".

According to CNEOS, the asteroid will fly past Earth on August 11 at 8:14 pm EDT. According to CNEOS, the last time the asteroid approached Earth was on July 29, 2018. In a simulation released by NASA back in May, an asteroid with the similarities of 2006 QQ23 may cause massive loss of one million three hundred thousand (1.3m) people.

"Someday the earth will be impacted again", he said.

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