The planet we are currently residing on has a 1 in 7000 chance to be smashed into by the asteroid designated 2006 QV89.
September 9th 2019 is the date the visitor is expected to hopefully go past us, information provided by ESA (the European Space Agency) in the list of extraterrestrial objects that might have an accident with Earth.
2006 ZV89 holds 4th place on the list out of 10 objects as of June 6th.
The asteroid stands at a paltry 40 metres (130 feet) compared to the 10 kilometre (6 mile) long asteroid that kicked the non-avian dinosaurs out of existence around 60 million years ago.
So are the odds good?
The asteroid’s progression on its course is currently being observed by the ESA and it is reported that the object does not have good odds to impact Earth.
2006 QV89 is probably going to miss the planet where I keep all my things by 6.7 million kilometres (4.2 million miles).
The moon, coming in at a distance from the Earth of 384.400 km or 238.900 miles.
So ESA gives the asteroids 1 in 7299 to hit.
The asteroids name comes from the date of its discovery on the 29th of August 2006.
Being first observed by an organization with its headquarters near Tucson, Arizona during the Catalina Sky Survey.
We are told by ESA that the asteroid is no stranger to our planet as it will follow its 2019 visit with appearances in 2032, 2045 and 2062.
ESA partnered with NASA, another tracker of space objects, in providing live tweet information regarding the procedures taken by governments and scientists during an actual impact.
Apparently, the Bruce Willis method of just blowing it up will not work, as the bigger, they are they harder they are to bomb, based on a study that appeared in the Icarus journal in March.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.