Scientists Discover Incoming Asteroid Just Hours Before It Impacts

Scientists Discover Incoming Asteroid Just Hours Before It Impacts

For only the sixth time in recorded history, astronomers have managed to spot an asteroid before it hits Earth. On November 19, 2022, nearly four hours before impact, the Catalina Sky Survey discovered an asteroid named 2022 WJ1 on an inbound trajectory. A network of telescopes and scientists sprang into action, calculating precisely when and …

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