Another day, another asteroid! It was just yesterday when the Q589 Asteroids 2006 news that came to Earth in September did not appear. And now NASA has already detected another dangerous and massive asteroid, called QQ23 of 2006, which has many chances of hitting our land next month.
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According to CNEOS, the QQ23 of 2006 is expected to happen on Earth on August 10 at 7:23 AM ST at a distance of about 0.04977 au, which is a shorter distance in astronomical terms. It has also been labeled as "dangerous", which means that it has many possibilities to reach our planet if its orbit manages to cross with the orbit of the Earth. The estimated diameter of the asteroid has been estimated at around 250 m – 570 m, that is, about 1870 feet. This makes it bigger than many popular skyscrapers in our world. In addition, the asteroid is much larger compared to the Celiá Binsk meteorite that was approximately 66 feet and entered the Earth's atmosphere over Russia in 2013. The explosion of the Chelyabinsk meteorite was considered stronger than the The nuclear explosion caused space agencies to be more aware of closely monitoring the space bodies that remain near the Earth.
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But does that mean we have to worry about it? If we go through the history of asteroids that have been headlines to hit our Earth in recent months, maybe we should not worry so much, since these asteroids often tend to burn in the air or become a no -show (us). I see you QV89 of 2006), even if you can enter the Earth's atmosphere. However, we can not deny the possibility that the 2006 QQ23 asteroid can reach our land and cause serious damage. In case you are not aware of the damage that asteroids can cause to our Earth, some of them include the destruction of satellites, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.
NASA has not released more information about the asteroid, but we will keep you posted if we receive updates on the QQ23 of 2006.