Asteroid 2007 FF1 LIVE – ‘Close approach’ of ‘April Fool’s Day’ space rock to happen TOMORROW, Nasa says

ANOTHER asteroid will make a “close approach” to Earth TOMORROW and it is being watched closely by space enthusiasts.

Asteroid 2007 FF1 is expected to make a close and safe encounter with our planet on April 1, according to space trackers, but is still considered “potentially hazardous.”

Any object that comes within 4.65 million miles of us is considered “potentially hazardous” by cautious space organizations, and the April Fool’s asteroid will pass within 4.6million miles of our planet.

Meanwhile, Asteroid 2013 BO76 hurtled past Earth on Thursday, March 24, at a staggering 30,000 miles per hour, according to Nasa trackers.

At up to 450 meters across, it’s roughly the same size as the Empire State Building and fortunately, the speedy object missed our planet by some distance.

It was estimated to fly by at a safe distance of around 3.1million miles, according to data on Nasa’s Near-Earth Object database.

Read our asteroid ‘close approach’ live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Year 2880 looking up, part two

    It was lucky that scientists caught sight of the asteroid at the right time as they were able to direct the Goldstone and Arecibo radio telescopes towards it, according to Yahoo.

    By bouncing radar rays off the surface of 1950 DA, they were able to get a better look at its size and form, as well as learn more about how it traveled through space.

    Based on these findings, a new depiction of 1950 DA’s orbit was created, as well as a fresh evaluation of its hazard to Earth.

    As a result, NASA’s Sentry Impact Risk table, which lists all known asteroids with a probability of colliding with Earth in the future, abruptly pushed 1950 DA to the top.

    In reality, 1950 DA was the most deadly asteroid known from 2014 until the present.

  • Year 2880 is looking up

    On February 23, 1950, asteroid 29075 (1950 DA) was discovered; a 1.3-kilometer diameter space rock.

    Astronomers lost sight of it after that, for slightly over 50 years, due to the timing of its orbit.

    It was only discovered again on December 31, 2000, almost three months before the asteroid will pass Earth safely at a distance of roughly 8million kilometers.

  • When was Asteroid 2007 FF1 discovered?

    2007 FF1 was detected in 2007, but because of increasingly powerful sky surveys like NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, far smaller asteroids are now being identified while they’re quite close to Earth, Forbes reports.

  • Asteroid mining and NFTs?

    Exploration Laboratories LLC, or ExLabs, an asteroid mining corporation, seeks to employ NFTs to explore space and mine asteroids, according to

    There is not much information, according to the website, but there will be more available soon regarding the cost of the NFTs and any official dates.

  • April Fool’s Day

    Space experts have said that a “potentially hazardous” asteroid is set to approach the Earth on Friday, April 1.

    Astronomers say the closest that the Apollo-class asteroid could get is about 4.6million miles away.

  • St Patrick’s Day asteroids, continued

    A 78 foot asteroid called 2022 EU3 was the last close approach asteroid to shoot past Earth on St Patrick’s Day.

    Asteroid 2022 EU3 came within 3.4 million miles of Earth.

    The other two asteroids to make the St Paddy’s Day list were called 2022 EM6 and 2022 EU6.

    They’re said to be about 200 feet and 183 feet large, respectively.

  • St Patrick’s Day asteroids

    Before Asteroid 2013 BO76 flew by, Nasa was watching five close approach asteroids around St Patrick’s Day.

    All of the asteroids made their close approaches to Earth that morning.

    Asteroid 2019 PH1 was the largest at 203 feet wide.

    The closest approach came from a slightly smaller space rock called 2022 EL6.

  • What is Scout?

    Scout, also known as Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, is a miniature spacecraft that flies around in space and returns data back down to scientists on earth.

    This data shows scientists potential threats and incoming threats.

    Scout is roughly the size of a shoebox.

    “Using a science-grade camera, NEA Scout will obtain data that will help close gaps in knowledge about near-Earth asteroids,” wrote NASA on their website.

  • Giant asteroids could be spotted early, continued

    Scientists at NASA and beyond have created high-tech machines that have the ability to warn us when deadly space rocks are entering the atmosphere.

    Using these technologies, scientists were able to predict exactly what time and where the recent asteroid would hit the earth — in this case, March 11 at 5.23pm off the coast of Greenland, and their predictions were correct within seconds.

    With these new ‘Scout’ monitoring technologies, scientists can be better prepared for these potential asteroid disasters.

  • Giant asteroids could be spotted early

    Giant asteroids that could potentially endanger the Earth can be spotted thanks to a special system.

    The Scout monitoring system, a small piece of technology the size of a shoebox, may be able to save earth from catastrophic disaster.

    Using new “Scout” monitoring technologies, scientists were able to spot an asteroid heading toward earth on March 11, and accurately predict its patterns.

  • Previous most distant star record

    Earendel’s distance from Earth beats out the previous record-holder, a star nicknamed Icarus.

    That star was observed as it appeared 9.4 billion years ago, which is 3.4 billion years more recent than the new record-holder. 

    The discovery proves why we should always be looking up, even for something more commonplace like a passing asteroid.

  • New image of most distant star, part three

    Earendel is 8.2 billion years older than the Sun and Earth.

    “When the light that we see from Earendel was emitted, the Universe was less than a billion years old; only 6 percent of its current age,” said study co-author Victoria Strait, a postdoctoral researcher at the Cosmic Dawn Center in Copenhagen.

    “At that time it was 4 billion lightyears away from the proto-Milky Way, but during the almost 13 billion years it took the light to reach us, the Universe has expanded so that it is now a staggering 28 billion lightyears away.”

  • New image of most distant star, continued

    Scientists have nicknamed the star “Earendel,” which means “morning star” or “rising light” in old English.

    The star was captured by Nasa’s Hubble telescope, which launched in 1990.

    Located 28 billion light-years away, the star is situated within just 900 million years of the Big Bang, according to a new paper in the journal Nature.

    The study also suggests that Earendel could be between 50 to 500 times more massive than our sun, and millions of times more luminescent.

  • New image from Nasa reveals most distant star

    The April Fool’s Day asteroid isn’t the only exciting thing happening in our skies.

    Nasa recently revealed the most distant star ever observed in a new image.

    On Wednesday, the US space agency shared a photo of a star dubbed WHL0137-LS – the image is proof of the farthest detection of a star yet.

  • Will Asteroid 2007 FF1 hit Earth?

    Asteroid 2007 FF1 is expected to make a close and safe encounter with our planet on April 1.

    However, it is still considered “potentially hazardous.”

    Any object that comes within 4.65 million miles of us is considered “potentially hazardous” by cautious space organizations, and the asteroid will pass within 4.6million miles of our planet.

  • How do asteroids get their names?

    Apparently, The International Astronomical Union’s Committee on Small Body Nomenclature does not have strict rules when it comes to naming asteroids, NASA said.

    Asteroids are oftentimes named after places, and some even have more entertaining titles such as Mr Spock, the asteroid that was named after a someone’s pet cat.

    However, all asteroids are additionally assigned a number to keep track of all those discovered.

  • Asteroid 2007 FF1 is one of many

    According to Nasa, Asteroid 2007 FF1 is travelling at roughly eight miles per second.

    It’s one of a dozen or so asteroids expected to make close approaches this week.

    Thankfully, none of the asteroids being tracked by the space agency are thought to pose any danger to Earth.

  • Who discovered Asteroid 2007 FF1?

    The asteroid was discovered on March 17, 2007, by the Catalina Sky Survey, according to Newsweek.

    It is a NASA-funded project based at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab in Tucson.

  • Valentine’s Day asteroids

    April Fool’s Day isn’t the only holiday this year when an asteroid is making a “close approach” to Earth.

    2022 CF3 glided past Earth in the early hours of February 14, according to Mashable.

    Asteroids 2020 DF and 2022 CF1 also passed Earth around the same time.

  • April Fool’s Day asteroid details, conclusion

    At a distance of around 4.5million miles, or 19.31 lunar distance, the near-Earth object is predicted to pass safely over Earth.

    However, for astronomers, this is still a dangerous distance, which is why the asteroid is being continuously monitored.

  • April Fool’s Day asteroid details, continued

    The asteroid, dubbed 2007 FF1, will reach its closest approach to Earth on Friday, April 1.

    The enormous asteroid is around 260 meters or 850 feet in size, according to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).

    No other asteroid is currently being monitored and is expected to pass nearby in the next two weeks compares to 2007 FF1.

  • April Fool’s Day asteroid details

    NASA is tracking a massive asteroid, which is traveling at an incredible 30,000 miles per hour.

    The asteroid, which is more than three times the size of India’s world-famous towering white marble monument, the Taj Mahal, is capable of creating havoc if it collides with an Earth-like planet.

  • Nasa upgrades asteroid software, part four

    Previously, scientists had to manually do calculations to try and work out the Yarkovsky effect and its impact on an asteroid’s path.

    The hope is that the software can also help Nasa spot any potentially hazardous asteroids it may have missed.

  • Nasa upgrades asteroid software, part three

    The Sentry-II software will finally let scientists take the Yarkovsky effect into account when they’re trying to figure out if an asteroid is going to hit Earth.

    This was something the original software, called Sentry, couldn’t do.

    Davide Farnocchia, a JPL navigation engineer, said: “The fact that Sentry couldn’t automatically handle the Yarkovsky effect was a limitation.”

  • Nasa upgrades asteroid software, continued

    Nasa will be upgrading its 20-year-old software with a new algorithm called Sentry-II, which will periodically scan a table of known potentially hazardous asteroids and their orbits.

    Sentry-II will then calculate if any of the asteroids on the table or added to the table have a risk of hitting Earth.

    The new system will be taking into account something called the Yarkovsky effect, which refers to when an asteroid absorbs sunlight and emits it as heat.

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