NASA scientists announced new observations about the asteroid 2011 AG5 who might threaten Earth in the next few decades time. Space objects with a diameter of 140 meters is reportedly close to Earth in February 2040.
Previously, NASA scientists have revealed that the asteroid 2011 AG5 potentially hit Earth with a percentage of 0.2 percent. Now, scientists will conduct more in-depth observation to find out in detail about the origin of the large asteroid.
Astronomers from the University of Hawaii, Dave Tholen, Richard Wainscoat and Marco Micheli, using Gemini telesop a length of 8 feet on Mauna Kea, Hawai. To improve the knowledge of the researchers, Gemini observations will also observe the asteroid brightness variations and rotary motion objects such space. asteroid 2011 AG5
Gemini is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). After analysis by the team astrometrik in Hawaii, all observations will be sent to the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. asteroid 2011 AG5
In early 2012, NASA NEO Program Office brought distorting the analysis for 2011 AG5 potential impact in 2040. Researchers will continue to observe the asteroid’s movement in 2012 and 2013, so that the object can be better able to identify. asteroid 2011 AG5
When associated potential asteroid impacts on Earth has been confirmed, the chance effects could increase. However, according to observations released in May 2012, indicating that the asteroid is not going to land on Earth. asteroid 2011 AG5