On New Year’s apocalypse could happen




On New Year’s apocalypse could happen

The same intruder

While one part of the Earth bowls and buckets ate Christmas salad “Olivier”, astronomers from the organization “Catalina heavenly review» (Catalina Sky Survey), located in Tucson (Arizona) breathlessly watched the first discovered in 2014 an asteroid. The object was a very small diameter, only about 2-3 meters, but he was on a dangerous collision course with Earth.

Space rock that astronomers have dubbed 2014 AA, was discovered on Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014. From the words of scientists to likely entered the Earth’s atmosphere somewhere between 19 o’clock in the evening GMT on Wednesday and 14 hours of the day GMT on Thursday.

The asteroid was moving so fast that telescopes could detect a trace of it. However, even on the basis of this knowledge, scientists were able to determine its modest size. Stones of similar size often completely burned up in the atmosphere, and not reaching the surface and leave behind only dust.

The exact location of the entrance of an asteroid in our atmosphere, astronomers have not been able to find out, saying only that it could well be somewhere between Central America and East Africa. In this scenario, writes portal JPL, theoretical drop stone could take place somewhere in West Africa. Just imagine if the stone would be larger in size .
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