NASA warns the head of a large asteroid could hit the ground in our lives and calls for a global study on their threat to our planet
- Bridenstine talked about planetary defense conference in Washington, DC
- He said that the potentially catastrophic asteroid might collide with the Earth in our lives
- Delivered to NASA conducts defense drill simulating a collision with an asteroid
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstin believes that the prospect of a killer asteroid collision with Earth is not something reserved for science fiction films.
Bridenstine made the case, why the United States should be strengthening its protection from meteoric events on Monday at a planetary conference in 2019 to protect Washington, DC
It comes in NASA's, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other parties to hold a conference on the protection of the drill, which simulates what would happen if an asteroid heading directly at Earth.
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstin made the case, why the United States should be to strengthen its protection of the meteor events in planetary protection conference in 2019 in Washington, DC
"We need to make sure that people understand that this is not Hollywood, this is not about the movie, Bridenstine said at the conference.
"It is ultimately about protecting only planet we know, right now, to spend my life, and that the planet Earth.
He pointed to the Chelyabinsk event as evidence of the growing suras & # 39; oznastsi and the likelihood of these events.
The meteorite, which was burning south of the Ural Mountains mountains in February 2013, was the largest recorded meteorite strike in more than a hundred years after the Tunguska in 1908.
More than 1,600 people were injured as a result of the shock wave from the explosion is estimated to be as strong as 20 atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima.
Although these events are estimated to occur once every 60 years, Bridenstine said that has already happened three times in the last 100 years.
Bridenstine comments come in NASA's, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other parties to protect the exercise at the conference, which simulates what would happen if an asteroid was headed directly at Earth
According to this line of thinking, it means one more event on the scale of the Chelyabinsk event can happen in our lives.
"I would like to tell you that these events & # 39 are very unique, said Bridenstine. But they are not from the & # 39 are.
Bridenstine said planetary protection is just as important as the other objectives of NASA as a landing men on the moon.
He added that NASA runs for detecting and tracking the nearest 90 percent asteroids that 459ft or more, which can lead to potentially fatal loss during impact.
Part of NASA's efforts to protect the Earth from asteroids include dual asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, scheduled to lift in June 2021 and includes assistance from SpaceX Elon Musk in.
The innovative mission will be the first time demonstrated an attempt to deflect an asteroid about to crash on purpose & # 39; object it at high speed.
After starting from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at the top of the Falcon 9 rocket in 2021, the DART ship is expected to reach about & # 39; Didymos facility in October 2022, when 6.8 million miles (11 kilometers) from Earth.
DART's mission is based on what is known as "kinetic drummer" – in this case, the eight-foot-long (2.4y) ship with solar electric propulsion.
DART will be assigned a binary near-Earth asteroid Didymos, which measures some 2,600 feet (800 meters) across.
What could we do to stop an asteroid that encounter with the Earth?
Currently, NASA will not be able to reject an asteroid when directed at Earth, but it can cushion the impact and to take measures that would ensure the protection of life and property.
This will include the evacuation zone of influence and move the key on the & # 39 infrastructure.
Find out about the orbital path, size, shape, mass, composition and dynamics of rotational would help experts determine the suras & # 39; oznasts potential impact.
However, the key to reducing damage to locate any potential threat as early as possible.
NASA is now moving ahead with a spacecraft the size of a refrigerator capable of preventing the asteroids from hitting the Earth. Test a small nonthreatening asteroid is planned in 2024.
This is the first in the history of the mission, to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technology for planetary defense.
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will use what is known as a kinetic impactor technical and strike the asteroid's orbit to move it.
Exposure to change the speed of a small proportion of the total speed-threatening asteroid, but long before the predicted impact this little push composition over time to a large shift of the path of the asteroid away from Earth.