Asteroid 467460 (2006 JF42) May 08/09, 2022: 860 meter chunk rumbles towards Earth on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day and the following night (May 8/9, 2022), three asteroids approach Earth. One of them is a real giant. In the event of a collision, this could cause considerable damage. That’s what NASA says.

Three asteroids crash near Earth on Mother’s Day. Fortunately, we are not threatened by a catastrophe.
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Ironically, on Mother’s Day this year, two asteroids crash near Earth. But the real shock threatens the next day: a potentially dangerous piece of XXL space passes over our planet.

Asteroid cracker for Mother’s Day! Several pieces of space scrape the Earth

According to the list of close approaches to NEO Earth from the US Space Agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nasa Is he asteroid 2022 JC on 08/05/2022 the beginning. The asteroid, with a diameter of 27 to 61 meters, is expected to reach the closest point in its trajectory at 05:24. Then only 2.6 million kilometers will separate it from Earth. A few hours later, asteroid 2022 HF1 follows suit. At 1:49 p.m., it reached the point closest to its trajectory. Then only 3.4 million kilometers will separate it from us. This asteroid is already significantly larger than its predecessor. It is said to have a diameter of 44 to 99 meters. If the two Apollo asteroids maintain their course, there is no danger for the Earth.

860 meter asteroid 467460 (2006 JF42) near Earth on 09/05/2022

NASA is also giving the go-ahead for the giant, which crashes into orbit on Monday night. Asteroid 467460 (2006 JF42) reaches the closest point in its trajectory on May 9, 2022 at 02:13 a.m. So it is still 5.7 million kilometers from our planet. According to the calculations of Astro experts, it should not pose a threat to Earth. However, if one day it were to deviate from its trajectory and head directly towards our planet, a collision would have dramatic consequences. At 860 meters in size, asteroid 467460 (2006 JF42) has the potential to wipe an entire city off the map. Fortunately, we don’t have to fear a catastrophe.

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