However, the asteroid has now paid a visit after eight long years on 8 May this year and its activity had initially made the researchers suspicious.
During its closest approach at 6:05 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2010 WC9 will be at 0.53 lunar-distances from Earth.
Conspiracy theorists claim the Earth is due a direct hit with an asteroid. Hopefully, the space agency's asteroid defense system will be ready before any asteroid gets dangerously too close to our planet. The limited observations at the time did not allow its orbit to be well defined until it was observed in recent days, nearly eight years later. The football field-sized asteroid is dubbed 2010 WC9.
It will be the closest approach of this asteroid in almost 300 years, NASA says.
Although asteroids coming close to Earth are no longer unusual and scary, judging by the number of asteroids that have passed next to our planet's orbit just in this year alone, people still worry whether there would be an impact that could cause catastrophic consequences. When compared to other asteroids that have zipped by the Earth, 2010 WC9 is not a large one, although it's larger compared to the Chelyabinsk meteor, that was 65 feet long.
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"The broadcast will be less than 25 minutes in duration, as the asteroid will cross our field of view within that period of time".
Daniel Bamberger, at London's Northolt Branch Observatories, said: "We imaged this object twice". The asteroid will move pretty fast (30 seconds of arc per minute).
Asteroid 2010 WC9 was "lost" and then found. We are of course collecting astrometricdata whilst this is happening, but the motion of the asteroid will be apparent every five seconds!
One of the ways this small asteroid is, "Earth Site EarthSky said".
The asteroid won't be visible to the naked eye, but if you have a telescope it might be worth turning it towards the skies at midnight to see if you can spot it!
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