Asteroid with a collision path with the earth.
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Although now there is a small difference, we cannot deflect or destroy a hurricane, but an asteroid we may have the technology to deflect or destroy it.
Proof that astronomers warn us of the impact risks of potentially dangerous asteroids is the recent finding of asteroid 2023 DW, which was discovered on February 27, from the Chilean observatory of San Pedro de Atacama, by two French researchers. Georges Attard and Alain Maury, as they made more observations, realized that the orbit of this asteroid crossed dangerously with the Earth's orbit.
Souce Possible point of impact on the ground.
But one like that, 50 meters in diameter, can cause a lot of damage, it can easily destroy a large city and if it ends up entering the atmosphere, the question then becomes where this DW 2023 asteroid could hit.
The Sormano astronomical observatory in Italy published an estimate of the possible risk corridor, as we can see the impact area over a line that starts in the Indian Ocean, passes through Indonesia, crosses the Philippines and reaches North America, ending on the coast. Atlantic of the United States.
This last data if we know it is 15.43 kilometers per second or 55,548 kilometers per hour, it is a great speed, although it would be within the normal range for this type of asteroids, at that speed it could travel the distance between Madrid and Mexico City in only 9 and a half minutes, and in the worst, worst case scenario it could create a large crater like the Barringer crater located in Arizona United States.
Let's hope that if the calculations are correct, humanity has a plan to destroy or divert it; and if not, that it falls in a desert area to minimize damage.
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