- Sep 22, 2019
- in World
Do You Know What will Happen on April 13, 2029?
2029 අප්රේල් 13 වෙනිදා වෙන්න යනදේ දන්නවද?
සිංහල වීඩියෝව පහත...
The solar system has a sense of humor: A decade from currently, on Friday, 13th April 2029, an oversized asteroid can streak across the sky — however, it's a cause for excitement, not fear, scientists say.
That asteroid, referred to as Apophis, stretches about 1,100 feet (340 meters) across and can pass among 19,000 miles (31,000 kilometers) of Earth's surface. which may sound alarming, however, scientists are positive that it'll not hit Earth. Instead, it's a once-in-a-lifetime probability for scientists to actually perceive asteroids close to Earth.
"The excitement is that an object this huge comes this close about once per thousand years, therefore it's all regarding, What's the opportunity?" Richard Binzel, a planetary scientist at MIT, aforesaid on last April 30 throughout the International Academy of Aeronautics' Planetary Defense Conference, that is being commanded here on. The asteroid's proximity and size also will add to the encounter's brightness, therefore Apophis can capture eyeballs — about 2 billion individuals ought to be able to see it pass by with their naked eyes, he said.
And after all, scientists have a full ten years to arrange before the space rock makes its nearest approach. meaning they have time to draw up a wish list of what they'd wish to learn, plan out what may be tackled from Earth and dream up spacecraft designs that would offer them a front-row seat to the flyby.
Although scientists are positive Apophis won't hit Earth in 2029, they can't, however, rule out attainable collisions several decades within the future, and there are many alternative giant space rocks orbiting the sun in Earth's neighborhood. specialists in planetary defense track these objects and preparation techniques that would divert any that do pose a threat. And the information gathered about Apophis might inform what scientists comprehend these alternative asteroids since this specific space rock looks superficially almost like about eightieth of the doubtless hazardous asteroids scientists have known so far.
Video by: Nodutu Lokaya
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