New Delhi: Amid studies of a 4 soccer fields sized asteroid hurtling in direction of the earth, Dr Suvendu Pattnaik, Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Odisha mentioned that there is no such thing as a want for anybody to panic as this identical asteroid had flown previous earth earlier as nicely and at a a lot nearer distance. Dr Pattnaik additionally said that there aren’t any probabilities of ‘2008 GO20’ asteroid colliding with the planet. He additionally added that this asteroid will once more revisit Earth in 2034.
“We mustn’t panic. We can safely say that it’s going to not hit the earth,” Dr Pattnaik informed ANI.
“This asteroid has visited earth at a a lot nearer distance of 19 lakh km and 29 lakh km in 1935 and 1977 respectively. At that point, it flew away and by no means got here in direction of the earth. This time it’s round 45 lakh km, which is about 11 to 12 occasions the earth-moon distance, so there is no such thing as a hazard of hitting the earth,” he added.
As per Dr Pattnaik, ‘2008 G20’ shall be closest to the earth on July 25, 2021 at 11.21 pm as per Indian Standard Time (IST). He additionally revealed that the large asteroid is estimated to be 97m in width and 230 meter in size which shall be across the measurement of 4 soccer fields put collectively. It is transferring in direction of the planet at a pace of 29,000 kilometers per hour, which is a mean of 8 kilometers per second, he added.
“Given this excessive pace, something that crosses the trail of the asteroid shall be destroyed,” Dr Pattnaik famous. Dr Pattnaik famous that many asteroids orbit the solar between Mars and Jupiter. They vary in measurement from one meter to a whole bunch of kilometres. He added that some out of those tens of millions of asteroids are at occasions attracted to the earth by gravitational pull, however over 99.9 % of them are burnt to ashes within the ambiance earlier than they hit the earth’s floor.
“Scientists have now compiled a listing of greater than 23,628 massive asteroids that transfer nearer to earth and are monitoring their actions. Out of those, just one,045 have been categorised as probably harmful asteroids that are named as Near Earth Objects (NEO),” he mentioned.
Many organizations, scientists are preserving a watch on such objects which can be approaching earth. Astronomers and scientists have been working tirelessly on how to defend the planet from such a disaster.
(With ANI inputs)