Will Asteroid 2009 WR52 Impact Earth?
There is some chance that you have reached this page because of some news stating that there is a significant risk that Asteroid 2009 WR52 will hit the Earth in the near future. Asteroid 2009 WR52 is in fact known as a Near Earth Object (or NEO), i.e. an asteroid whose orbit is close to intersect Earth's orbit. These asteroids are monitored very closely and, thanks to high precision position observations and celestial mechanic computations, their orbit is usually known with a high level of precision.
In fact, considering the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid 2009 WR52 with the Earth is happening on Saturday 20 May 2028 at 12:11 UTC time. At that time the closest distance between Asteroid 2009 WR52 and the Earth is 757,825 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to 1.9711 Lunar Distances, or 118.95 Earth Radii.