Will an asteroid hit Earth in 2022?

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Will an asteroid hit Earth in 2022?

The "2009 JF1" belongs to the "Near Earth Objects" category.

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This story originally appeared on Alto Nivel

  • The probability that the asteroid will hit Earth is one in 3,800, which is 0.026% on the Palermo scale.

NASA has indicated on its Center next Earth Object (CNEOS for the acronym in English) page that May 6, 2022 is the date given for the possible impact of the asteroid "2009 JF1" on Earth.

The 2009 JF1 asteroid, 13 meters in diameter, has a chance of hitting 4,166 Earth, according to the European Space Agency (ESA for its acronym).

According to NASA, the probability that the asteroid will hit Earth is one in 3,800, which is 0.026% on the Palermo scale.

Acquisition via cneos.jpl.nasa.gov.

"This small asteroid has not been observed since its discovery 11 years ago, so the uncertainty in its position is very high," explains Luca Conversi from the Center for the Coordination of Near-Earth Objects, according to a publication by ESA. .

The 2009 JF1 belongs to the "Near Earth Objects" category (NEO for its acronym in English). This term refers to any natural object such as an asteroid, the orbit of which brings it closer to Earth.

Registration via cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/sentry/

The asteroid was first seen in 2009 and tracked by NASA using the Sentry Collision System. Likewise, the possibilities of the various planetoids to affect the earth in the next 100 years are analyzed.