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Old November 2nd, 2022 #1
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Default "Planet killer" asteroid with the potential to collide with Earth found hiding in the glare of the sun

"Planet killer" asteroid with the potential to collide with Earth found hiding in the glare of the sun

NOVEMBER 1, 2022

For a long time, the sun's glare has been hiding a secret a trio of space rocks with one member that could one day be hazardous to the planet. Of the three asteroids recently discovered by astronomers, two are so massive that they have been described as "planet killers" and one has the potential of crossing Earth's orbit, according to a new study.

The area between the orbits of Earth and Venus is often hidden by the sun's glare, making it "notoriously challenging" for astronomers to observe what might be lurking in the region, scientists say. But recently, astronomers were able to get around the challenge by conducting surveys during two 10-minute windows at night.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/planet-...collide-earth/

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/w...h/10657903002/
 
Old November 2nd, 2022 #2
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no probs..call Bruce Willis..
 
Old November 3rd, 2022 #3
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NASA's DART, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission recently demonstrated that an asteroid could be successfully deflected. In September 2022, the DART spacecraft impacted a small asteroid called Dimorphos (which was not on a collision course with Earth) and changed its path. Dimorphos was a tiny asteroid however, about the size of a football stadium. A larger asteroid heading toward Earth may be a lot more difficult to stop. Hopefully this won't happen anytime soon.

Naturally, when I heard the term "planet killer" I thought of the classic Star Trek episode 'The Doomsday Machine'. This planet killer was an alien machine, not a giant asteroid, though.

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Old November 7th, 2022 #4
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NASA Asteroid Threat Practice Drill Shows We're Not Ready

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...ere-not-ready/
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