The asteroid is expected to be about 4.6 million miles from our planet, and although this may seem distant, it is classified as a “close approach” to NASA, and the diameter of space rocks is estimated at 120 – 270 meters, at the higher end of This estimate suggests that the size of the asteroid may be twice the size of the famous Great Pyramid of Giza.
Fortunately, the chances of 465824 “2010 Fr” hitting our planet are very low. Nevertheless, NASA has not ruled out the possibility of an asteroid collision in the near future, and NASA explained: “Despite long periods of time, the chances of Earth being collided are hardly Remember, some form of NEO insurance is therefore justified.
“Right now, our best security rests with NEO scientists and their efforts to first find these things and then track their movement in the future. We need to find them first, then watch them,” she said, and if an asteroid is found on a collision course with Earth, NASA has several collision prevention tactics up its sleeve.
She explained, “One of the proposed techniques for dispersing the asteroid includes nuclear fusion weapons that are launched above the surface to slightly alter the asteroid’s velocity without breaking it, as the high-speed neutrons resulting from the explosion will radiate a crust of material on the surface of the asteroid facing the explosion, and then the material in this surface crust will expand and explode, thus It results in a bounce on the asteroid itself.
Perhaps a very small change in velocity in the asteroid’s motion (only a few millimeters per second), which operates over several years, could cause the asteroid to lose Earth completely. The trick, however, is to gently nudge the asteroid away from harm and not to detonate it, and this last option, although popular in movies, only creates a bigger problem when all of the pieces face Earth.
Another option discussed involves creating large solar sails on a small, threatened object so that the pressure of sunlight can ultimately redirect the object away from the expected collision with the Earth.