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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Another Giant Asteroid passing close to the Earth

A giant asteroid, the width is almost 900 feet or 274 meters - almost three times the length of a football field - will pass close to the Earth, on Monday evening U.S. time, or Tuesday morning on Western Indonesia time.

What about the impact on the Earth? As quoted from Fox News, on Wednesday, February 18, 2014, the asteroid will not impact hazard for the human and their planets. However, its existence reminds us, the evil that has been and can be generated from the interplanetary 'guest'.
An artist's illustration of a large asteroid headed for Earth. (Picture from: http://www.foxnews.com/)
On Monday, February 17, 2014 at 21:00 or Tuesday morning at 09.00 Western Indonesia time, Slooh space telescope showed live video and scientific discussion about celestial objects are moving in the speed of 27 thousand mph or 43,452 kph when safely passing close to the Earth.

The asteroid, named NEA 2000 EM2 will close within no more than 8.8 Earth-Moon distance. Nothing terrible impact for us, the Earth population. However, according to Slooh's Research and Engineering Director, Paul Cox, that the awareness of the potential threat of such an asteroid is the best way for us to survive.

"We will continue to look for potentially dangerous asteroids - sometimes we just found it a few days before they are in the closest distance to the Earth," Cox said in a statement. "We have to find them before they find us !"

Almost exactly a year ago, on February 15, 2013, something unexpected barge into the Chelyabinsk sky, Russia, and was damaging thousands of homes, broke innumerable windows, and made ​​more than 1,000 people were injured by shards of glass.

Objects are then confirmed as an asteroid measuring 19.8 meters and exploded 18 miles or 28.9 km above Siberia - releases energy equivalent to more than 20 atomic bombs, or about 460 kilotons of TNT.

Whereas in the day, Asteroid 2012 DA14, space rock weighing 40 tons with a diameter of 98 feet or 29.8 meters is within closest to the Earth, at 17,200 miles, which means closer to satellites orbiting the Earth. With the closest point in Indonesia.

Recently, to commemorate the space event, the Russian government announced the provision of additional medals at the Sochi Winter Olympic champion on February 15, 2014. Those gold medals containing the Chelyabinsk meteor fragments.

"In practical terms, a number of unidentified asteroids have hit our planet and cause damage or injury, once in a century, as we saw on June 20, 1908 (Tunguska) and February 15, 2013," said Slooh astronomer, Bob Berman.
"The threat is in progress and the fact that the events that changed the biosphere is a real possibility, although small, suggests that find and track all near-Earth objects, and prepare contingency plans to deflect them in a short time to think," he said further. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FOX NEWS]
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