Earth just had a near-miss with a 24KM/Sec Astroid

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An asteroid dubbed a ‘city-killer’ narrowly missed colliding with the Earth on Thursday, scientists have revealed. Asteroid 2019 OK - around 100 metres in diameter and racing at 24 kilometres a second - flew past Earth at around 11.22am on Thursday morning. Astronomers had no idea the rock was coming due to the asteroid flying towards us from the direction of the sun.

Traveling at 24Km/Second the impact would be equivalent to 30 Atomic bombs
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kintu warchief

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The sun's gravity is evidence that the entire universe is glued together by the distortion of space-time
Complicating a simple notion the suns gravity does not just disappear past mercury that would mean the earth and other planets would just float to any place anyhow....
Simple as that sijui space and time inatokea wapi kwa gravity hata...
Alafu even blackholes are believed to have gravitational pull theoretically
 

Euler

Village Elder
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Complicating a simple notion the suns gravity does not just disappear past mercury that would mean the earth and other planets would just float to any place anyhow....
Simple as that sijui space and time inatokea wapi kwa gravity hata...
Alafu even blackholes are believed to have gravitational pull theoretically
I was trying to explain the source of gravity itself.
 

Euler

Village Elder
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Mimi hizi science zote nimepotea...the question above was why those massive stones in space move at those extreme speeds? I would also like to know... Please! Mtu-explainie kama watoto wa std 3 we wanna know.
Their speed caused by the forward velocity exhibited by earth and other heavenly bodies. There speed is relative to objects they encounter. If comes close to Earth's orbit, it will fly past in 18.5 miles per hour which is the same velocity that earth revolves around the sun with. Again, gravity comes into play
 

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