February 1, 2019 asteroid
Recently, the asteroid “2002 TN7”, which according to recent calculations by NASA, should approach the Earth at an unsafe distance already 02/01/19 is of great concern to earthlings. Such an event in its effects can be compared with 30 million atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima. It is clear that after this, there can be no talk of any kind of life on our planet. Many people are still at a loss. So they still do not know whether the asteroid will visit us on February 1, 2019?
What do we know about this heavenly body
The asteroid was first talked about in 2002 when it was seen through a telescope at the Liner Observatory in the USA. It has impressive dimensions (about two kilometers) and moves towards the Earth at a speed of 28 km / s. This is four times more than a similar parameter for strategic missiles. The celestial body belongs to the Apolon group and has a large inclination of the orbit compared with the plane of rotation of the Earth around our star. In this regard, "2002 TN7" will cross the orbit of our planet, but the distance to this point will be equal to 61.01 million kilometers. In a year everything will be repeated.
Many scientists doubt this calculation. The reason for this was the initial information of the US space agency, which indicated the inevitable collision of this asteroid with the Earth. This information has made a lot of noise in the scientific community. However, four days later, NASA reported on new calculations, according to which the asteroid will fly past the Earth.
Many experts are not sure that NASA specialists for the second time so quickly calculated the trajectory of a celestial body.
True or not?
Today, many conspiracy theorists blame the US space agency for deliberately concealing the facts. Fifteen years have passed since the discovery of the asteroid, and this is enough to learn more about this space object. At the same time, first the end of the world is announced to the whole world, and a few days later an error is reported. Many researchers believe that there is something wrong.
- B. Peyzer is sure that science still does not know much about this cosmic guest. Over time, we will learn more detailed information about it and then we are only aware of the threat that this meteorite conceals.
- Scientist D. Yeomans believes that "2002 TN7" will impact on our planet, but only in 2060. True, this impact will not be as significant.
- Many experts pay attention to the exact time of the disaster, namely - 11 o'clock. 47 min. Most likely, this time was calculated inaccurately, since the time zones of the United States were taken into account.
- There are experts who believe that the information about the asteroid was inflated by unscrupulous journalists. Scientists advise to better pay attention to the already obvious facts:
|Solar eclipses:||06.01.19, 02.07.19, 26.12.19|
|Moon eclipses:||21.01.19, 16.07.19|
|The landing of the new expedition to the moon:||2019|
|Sending Japanese and European experts of the probe in the direction of Mercury:||2019|
Possible consequences and further observations
Russian scientists are of the opinion that an asteroid can have a significant impact on the life of earthlings. As a result of the impact of a two-kilometer celestial body with the Earth, one of the continents may disappear. As a result, rising dust will close the sunlight over a large area. This can lead to climate change, like a “nuclear winter”. Specialists of our country now do not undertake to make accurate predictions about the existence of all life on Earth. Only one thing is known that the asteroid “2002 TN7” was assigned a positive rating of 0.06 AU in terms of danger level.in accordance with the Palermo scale.
Currently, the asteroid is watched by all the leading observatories of the world. Observations are conducted from various points of the Earth. At the moment, data is analyzed for more than three hundred sessions. At the same time, scientists can calculate the trajectory of the asteroid with an accuracy of at least several million kilometers.
Every day it becomes more and more known about this celestial body. For example, scientists have determined that an asteroid makes a complete revolution around our star for 837 days. The asteroid has the closest distance to the Sun, passing the Earth's orbit, and the farthest point from our star is at the intersection of the Mars orbit by the asteroid.
Regardless of how “2002 TN7” passes on February 1, 2019 past the Earth, scientists will continue to observe this celestial body. Every year, knowledge about the asteroid will accumulate.
The question of the destruction of this celestial body is currently being worked out. In the UK, a special center for the study of comets and asteroids. This organization, which is funded by the Ministry of Science, is even developing a plan for evacuating people in the event that asteroids and comets hit Earth.
The issue of combining the efforts of advanced states to eliminate large asteroids is also being discussed. The armies of the leading countries already have enough strength to destroy not invited space guests still on their way to our planet. True, fragments from large celestial objects can still reach the surface of the Earth. In this case, as a result of a tsunami, entire cities and countries can collapse.
According to NASA statistics, there are several thousand space objects in the universe that pose a potential danger to earthlings. Only half of these cosmic bodies are somehow studied. The remaining large asteroids move along unknown paths for scientists. Who knows, maybe one of the newcomers will once visit our planet and cause great harm to her.
Dr. D. Whitehouse called the "2002 TN7" the largest cosmic body that threatens humanity throughout astronomical observations.
A similar situation was 14.06.2002, when the meteorite "2002-MN" flew past our planet at a distance of 120 thousand kilometers. If, then, it collided with the Earth, then all life would be destroyed on an area of 2 thousand square meters. mThe situation would be similar to the one when the Tungussky meteorite fell on our planet.