An Asteroid Bigger Than the Empire State Building Will Pass Earth Soon. But Don’t Worry – Space Saturdays August 3, 2019

For this week’s Space Saturdays post, I chose An Asteroid Bigger Than the Empire State Building Will Pass Earth Soon. But Don’t Worry: https://www.space.com/large-asteroid-2006-QQ23-earth-flyby.html.

On Aug. 10, Asteroid 2006 QQ23 will fly within 0.049 astronomical units (4.6 million miles) of Earth at about 10,400 mph (16,740 km/h). This might not seem close, but it is close enough to classify the object as a near-Earth asteroid. Additionally, because it is within 0.05 astronomical units (4.65 million miles), it is close enough to be labeled as potentially hazardous.

I saw several YouTube videos on this asteroid over the last few days. In addition, a couple of articles on the asteroid –

From CNN, https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/us/asteroid-empire-state-building-scn-trnd/index.html

Fox, https://www.foxnews.com/science/asteroid-empire-state-building-earth

In a quick search on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Asteroid+2006+QQ23, there are numerous videos on the asteroid that range from mild to wild.

Past Space Saturdays: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/space-saturdays/

 

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