Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Alton Parrish (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

A Small Asteroid Passed Earth and We Didn’t See It

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


On August 16th, a small asteroid, about the size of a truck, raced by at 1,830 miles from the earth’s surface at roughly 27,600 mph. That’s pretty close – closer than most asteroids that sweep by without making an impact.

As asteroids go, at 10 to 20 feet across, this one was too small to inflict damage on earth’s surface. By contrast, the Chelyabinsk meteor of February 2013 was 66 feet across and came even closer. It entered the atmosphere over Russia and sent shockwaves that broke windows in six Russian cities.

We can feel better because the vast majority of small asteroids pass by safely at greater distances. Typically, they’re discovered only when they get very close to the earth’s surface and come from outer space. The real problem is detecting them when they come from the sun’s direction.

In that regard, Dave Mosher and Morgan McFall-Johnsen reported in Business Insider:

“nasa has a plan to address these gaps in its asteroid-hunting program. the agency is in the early stages of developing a space telescope that could detect asteroids and comets coming from the sun’s direction. 

nasa’s 2020 budget allotted nearly $36 million for that telescope, called the near-earth object surveillance mission. 

if funding continues, it could launch as early as 2025.”

This raises a question about NASA’s priorities. Should the agency be asteroid chasers or more concerned about climate change?



Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com


Get our Free Ebook, "Suppressed Health Secrets"  with  Natural Cures THEY don't want you to know!

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Organic Hemp Extract (CBD) - Full Spectrum high CBD (3300mg) hemp extract eases stiff joints, relieves stress and more!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.

Report abuse
Loading...
Loading...

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Total 1 comment
  • Zeropointenergy

    one Million Zero Point Energy space crafts come and go from Earth and are watching :arrow: space force !

MOST RECENT
Load more ...

SignUp

Login

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.