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Astronomers spot a small incoming asteroid and make a big breakthrough

Astronomers spot a small incoming asteroid and make a big breakthrough

humanity is improve a planetary defense – at least against external threats from outer space, as long as they’re just dumb rocks that follow the laws of physics. And a group of extraordinary humans proved it last week when the planetary defense community stepped in to accurately track and predict exactly where a relatively small …

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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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