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Will Asteroid 2019 WV 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 2019 WV will hit the Earth in the near future. Asteroid 2019 WV 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.

Based on the latest high precision orbit computations performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), it is confirmed that Asteroid 2019 WV is not going to impact Earth in the near future.

In fact, considering the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid 2019 WV with the Earth is happening on Sunday 14 November 2027 at 00:16 UTC time. At that time the closest distance between Asteroid 2019 WV and the Earth is 1,690,259 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to 4.3964 Lunar Distances, or 265.31 Earth Radii.

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