Another day, another asteroid! It was only yesterday when the news for the Asteroid 2006 QV89, which did not hit the Earth in September, came to light. And now NASA has already discovered another massive asteroid called the 2006 QQ23, which has great chances to hit our Earth next month. The 2006 QQ23 is expected to pass past Earth on August 10 at 7:23 am C. About a distance of about 0.04977 a.e., which is a much shorter distance in astronomical terms. It's also marked as "dangerous," meaning there's a pretty good chance of striking our planet if its orbit crosses our orbit on Earth. The assumed diameter of the asteroid is about 250 m – 570 m, ie. near 1870 feet. This makes it larger in size than many popular high skyscrapers in our world today. Also, the asteroid is much larger in size than the Chelyabinski meteor, which is about 66 feet in size and has entered Earth's atmosphere through Russia in 201
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But does that mean we have to worry? Looking at the history of the asteroids, which have been headlines for striking Earth over the last few months, we may not have to worry so much, as these asteroids are often prone to burn in the air or become absent I'm looking at you 2006 QV89) even if they can get into the atmosphere of the Earth. However, we can not deny the possibility that Asteroid 2006 QQ23 will be able to hit our Earth and cause serious damage. In case you are no longer aware of the damage that asteroids can cause to our Earth, some of them include destruction of the satellite, tsunami, earthquakes, and so on.
NASA has not released more information about the asteroid, but we will keep you posted if we get updates on QQ23 for 2006