Benu asteroids are only 0.06% more likely to be associated with Earth, NASA says

By Johnny Lupsha, current events writer

A large asteroid has the potential to hit the earth 1,700 years ago. NASA estimates that Benu, which is about 1,700 feet[1,700 feet]wide, has a 99.94% chance of losing the Earth at any time. Most steroids come from the steroid belt.

Asteroid belt in space
In addition to our asteroid belt, scientists have identified earlier forms of asteroid belts around other stars. Photo by point Yeti / Shutterstock

NASA scientists estimate that the 1,722-foot-long asteroid binoculars have a 0.06% chance of hitting the earth between now and up to 2,300. All other asteroids in the solar system have the potential to affect our planet. .

This means that even at such a low risk, Beno is technically one of the most dangerous asteroids in our entire solar system. Interestingly, NASA has made it clear that there is no cause for concern. In the video series Field Guide for PlanetsDr. Sabine Stanley, an associate professor at Bloomberg in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Johns Hopkins University, says most of the steroids come from the steroid belt.

Loosen the belt

According to Dr. Stanley, the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is home to millions of steroids. However, the total asteroid belt is only about 4% of the moon’s mass. Half of the steroid belt comes from only four steroids – Ceres, Vesta, Pallas and Hiji.

“We know that Jupiter’s gravity is almost impossible to create a planet in an asteroid belt,” she said. “This is because Jupiter’s gravitational pull is so intense that it is so powerful that it holds too little energy in the atmosphere.

These confusions have a strong emphasis on asteroids. The third largest asteroid palate in the belt rotates 35 degrees from 2.1 AU to 3.4 AU.

“As the orbits become more eccentric, there is a greater chance of a collision between steroids,” said Dr. Stanley. “These collisions have caused a lot of damage to the steroid belt. Some asteroids are other asteroid moons. Other pieces have been completely discarded from the asteroid belt, some of which end up close to Earth Asteroids (NEAs).

Making notifications in the belt

Dr. Stanley Jupiter says that the shape and composition of the steroid belt are affected in other ways. Gravity is not only responsible for the orbit of the steroid orbit, but also for the gaps or holes in the steroid belt.

“If we consider the number of steroids as an orbital distance, we can see that some areas lack steroids,” he said. “These gaps occur when the missing asteroid Jupiter orbital integer has multiple orbits.

So, for example, the distance around 2.5 EUR is a 3: 1 orbit orbit and one asteroid rotates each of Jupiter’s orbits three times.

Simply put, the holes in the asteroid belt are always in the same direction and aggravated by Jupiter’s gravitational distortions, resulting in large and large disturbances in the asteroid orbit until it descends to that location.

These gaps are known as the Kirkud gaps, named after Daniel Kirkud, and he noted their origins in 1860.

In the next 280 years, with a 0.06% chance that Benu will affect the Earth, at least we have a good idea of ​​where it came from.

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