Photo Of Potentially Hazardous Space Rock Is Captured Which Looks Like Tiny Dot

Photo Of Potentially Hazardous Space Rock Is Captured Which Looks Like Tiny Dot

Updated on March 29, 2022 20:31 PM by Anthony Christian

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Astronomers have caught a picture of a potentially hazardous asteroid before long making a nearby approach to Earth's set.Information from NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object studies shows that the space rock 2007 FF1 will come as close to around 4.6 million miles to Earth planet at 9:35 p.m. UTC (5:35 p.m. ET) on April 1, 2022.

Small In Astronomical Terms

While this might appear to be a huge distance, it's a somewhat small distance in astronomical terms.It's identical to 19 times the average distance between the Earth and the moon.On March 24, space expert Gianluca Masi with the Virtual Telescope Project (VTP) snapped a picture of the 2007 FF1 by the 17-inch "Elena" remotely worked robotic telescope in Ceccano, Italy, situated around 60 miles south of Rome.

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Approaching The Earth

The picture comes from a single 180-second exposure and shows the space rock moving toward the Earth when it was situated around 7.2 million miles from Earth.In the snap, against the background of stars, the space rock shows up as a little white dot.

Catalina Sky Survey

The space rock was found on March 17, 2007, by the Catalina Sky SurveyCatalina Sky Survey is a NASA-subsidized project based at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Lab in Tucson.CNEOS chief Paul Chodas has recently said to Newsweek that objects are potentially hazardous.

Possible Over Many Centuries And Millennia

Since the objects are in the orbit that "come close to the point of Earth's that it is conceivable over numerous hundreds of years and centuries they could advance into Earth-crossing circles.So it is cautious about continuing to follow these space rocks future decades and to study how their orbits may develop."While 2007 FF1 is named "potentially hazardous," Masi stated that there are "no dangers by any means for our planet" with regards to its flyby.

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