Connect with us
The risk of collision with the Earth is the largest The risk of collision with the Earth is the largest

News

The risk of collision with the Earth is the largest among all known objects. Scientists have discovered asteroid 2023 DW, which may collide with us in 2046

Published

on

Astronomers have discovered another potentially dangerous asteroid, which was given the name 2023 DW. Unlike many other times where the headlines in the media suggest that a collision is almost inevitable, this time it is really quite serious. At least for now. According to current estimates of the object’s trajectory, its risk of impact with the Earth is as high as 1:625.

The risk of collision with the Earth is the largest among all known objects.  Scientists have discovered asteroid 2023 DW, which may collide with us in 2046

NASA image

Other sources can see other data, up to 1:560, which is apparently due to updating the data on the ESA website. One way or another, by cosmic standards, this is a very high figure. So much so that now 2023 DW is the only asteroid that has a rating of 1 on the Turin scale. All other objects known to us have a zero rating, although other asteroids were previously awarded one, but after the refinement of their orbit, the rating was lowered.

It must be said that the same probability of a collision exists for 2046. It’s funny, but the date is February 14, that is, Valentine’s Day. During this time, the asteroid’s orbit will be rechecked and refined many more times, so the probability of a collision may change. Given the experience with other objects, most likely downward.

As for the asteroid itself, its dimensions are about 50 meters across. This is a fairly large body – two to three times larger than the Chelyabinsk meteorite. However, of course, such an asteroid does not pose any global threat to the Earth.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

News

A monster of autonomy for $155. Huawei Enjoy 70z presented with a 6000 mAh battery

Published

on

A monster of autonomy for 155 Huawei Enjoy 70z presented

Huawei has launched the budget smartphone Huawei Enjoy 70z on the home market. A special feature of the device is a 6000 mAh battery, so long-term autonomy is guaranteed. The maximum battery charging power was 22.5 W.

A monster of autonomy for $155.  Huawei Enjoy 70z presented with a 6000 mAh battery

Huawei Enjoy 70z is built on the ancient 14-nanometer Kirin 710A platform – it will be four years old this year. The smartphone has an IPS screen with a diagonal of 6.75 inches and a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The front camera is 8 megapixel, the main one has 13 and 2 megapixel sensors. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a standard headphone jack. This model combines the ancient hardware platform with the latest HarmonyOS 4.

A monster of autonomy for $155.  Huawei Enjoy 70z presented with a 6000 mAh battery

Huawei Enjoy 70z is offered in China in two configurations: 8/128 GB for $155 and 8/256 GB for $180.

Continue Reading

New Cars

The 10-speed automatic transmission turned out to be not so reliable. Toyota recalls 280 thousand Toyota Tundra, Sequoia and Lexus LX 600 SUVs

Published

on

The 10 speed automatic transmission turned out to be not so

Toyota has announced a large recall in the United States: the campaign covers 280,000 2022-2024 Toyota Tundra and Tundra Hybrid SUVs, 2023-2024 Sequoia and 2022-2024 Lexus LX 600 SUVs. The problem is with the Aisin AW 10-speed automatic transmission: due to a defect, torque can be transmitted to the wheels if the selector is in position N (neutral). That is, the gear does not turn off immediately after moving the lever to position N.

The 10-speed automatic transmission turned out to be not so reliable.  Toyota recalls 280 thousand Toyota Tundra, Sequoia and Lexus LX 600 SUVs

Image: Toyota

Toyota said that in cases where this occurs, “the vehicle may unintentionally move forward at low speeds.” However, the company notes that this only happens when the car is “on a level surface and the brakes are not applied.” However, there is a risk of an accident or collision with a person, so a recall has been announced, as part of which the gearbox software will be updated.

Continue Reading

Laptops

Xiaomi’s “most powerful gaming laptop under $1,400” is on its way. Orders for Redmi G Pro 2024 have started

Published

on

Xiaomis most powerful gaming laptop under 1400 is on its

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced “the most powerful gaming laptop under $1,400” called Redmi G Pro 2024, and today in China, pre-orders for the new product began to be accepted on the official Xiaomi Mall marketplace. Pre-order will last until March 4: apparently, on this day the laptop will be presented.

Xiaomi's

Pre-orders are being accepted blindly as there is no exact price or specification details. But previously known insider Digital Chat Station reported that Redmi G Pro 2024 will receive Intel Core i5-14500HX and Core i9-14900HX processors, 16 GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop accelerator. However, there is evidence that the top version will have more powerful graphics – GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop, and the initial version will have a GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop (this version of the Redmi G Pro 2024 was previously listed in the Geekbench database).

Continue Reading

Most Popular