NASA warns – asteroid could hit Earth

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NASA warns of a possible asteroid impact on Earth. Clarity about it could be in a few weeks, according to official data.

According to the U.S. National National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a recently discovered asteroid could hit Earth. But those who now assume the worst can be cautiously given the all-clear. Because the impact would not take place until the year 2046. However, NASA describes the possibility, however his apocalyptic scenario, as “very small.”

The asteroid, named “2023 DW,” was discovered in February and has a diameter of about 50 meters and needs for the sun’s orbit about 271 days, explains NASA.

Experts are not still certain whether the object will impact the blue planet. For things that have only recently been discovered, it “often takes several weeks” until the data is large enough to correct the inaccuracies in the predictions. But then the asteroids’ trajectories could be “adequately predicted” for years to come, Nasa said.

“Orbital analysts will continue to monitor asteroid ‘2023 DW’ and update predictions as more data comes in,” NASA wrote on the short message service Twitter. U.S. experts have identified thousands of asteroids near Earth and are monitoring their trajectories.

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