Will an Asteroid Hit Earth in 2022?

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NASA, other space agencies, astronomers and even hobbyists spend a lot of time on searching the sky for these so-called near Earth objects (NEOs). They try to deduce their orbit as accurately as possible. Astronomers then rank the objects by impact probability and put them onto a list. You can find the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Risk list here: https://neo.ssa.esa.int/risk-page

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Monitoring dangerous objects
This is why NEOs of this caliber are constantly monitored by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory by means of an automated system called ‘Sentry’. This system aggregates an enormous amount of data that can be analyzed by the worlds brightest. From this we found that 2009JF1 is an Apollo asteroid which means it’s orbit around the sun is larger than the Earth’s.
There are however two points in every orbit where Earth and asteroid 2009JF1 cross each other’s path. This is when the risk of a collision is ever present given enough time. But there is also good news as the odds of the asteroid hitting us have been calculated to be about 1/3985 or 0.025%, and on top of that the asteroid was found to be much smaller than expected. The new size estimate is that it has a diameter of 13m (43ft.) and was found based on the brightness of the space rock.
This last fact is what greatly reduced its risk factor, but at the wrong place and time it can still hurt or kill many people, as it is not much smaller than the Chelyabinsk meteor. We should also keep in mind that 2009JF1 is only one of 1068 NAOs that are currently on ESAs Risk list… More about this in link below…


Number six on this list is an asteroid called 2009JF1. Named after the year that it was spotted zipping in between the Earth and the Moon. Until recently scientists thought that it was roughly 130m (425 ft) in diameter. This is about the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Such an asteroid, if it would hit us, would unleash energy equivalent to 230 kilotons of TNT. This is over 15 times the strength of the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in World War II. An explosion of that calibre could easily devastate a smaller country. It could potentially cause massive earthquakes, tsunamis or even volcano eruptions. It is expected to nearly miss, or hit the Earth on the 6th of May 2022. Where is 2009JF1 now you may wonder? It is sizzling through space at an amazing 31,457.

  • The probability that the asteroid will hit Earth is one in 3,800, which is equivalent to 0.026%, according to the Palermo scale.

NASA displayed on your page of the Center next Earth Objects (CNEOS for its acronym in English) that on 6 May 2022 is the date for the possible impact of the asteroid “2009 JF1” with Earth…More about the article in the link below…


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