(INTELLIHUB) — NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will be on high alert this week as Earth passes through a portion of space with a highly pronounced debris field, Mike from Around the World asserted on a recent Pastor Paul Begley podcast that was streamed live last week.
“Eventually it’s going to get bad but we don’t know how it’s going to be,” Mike explained. We can’t escape a certain portion of it… we are 100% going to pass through a very dangerous part of space and that is unavoidable.”
Mike told the pastor that NASA and other agencies will be closely monitoring the situation between May 11 and 15 to see if there will be an “impact” with Earth.
“…the PDCO, the Planetary Defense Coordination Office is going to be very busy with Air Force Space Command and other entities to track inbounds that would threaten the Earth,” he said. “Something like that we could face during the month of May something similar to Tunguska a couple of times—that’s a real potential.”
Mike also told Pastor Bagley that insiders have been talking about a “cyclical” event that “happens to this Earth often” which Mike explained could make for some “pretty bad” times.
“It’s just a very unstable time and we could really see some blowback from this,” he said. “Nobody really knows how bad it is going to be–eventually it’s going to get bad but we don’t know how bad it’s going to be.”
“If we see small fragments that is even worse here’s why,” he explained. “Small fragments if they are [coming in] at a repetitious type of rate that means was we are going to pass through is going to cover a big portion of the planet which means that a lot of places on this earth are going to be burned up because if the inbound debris.”
Planetary Defense Coordination Office
Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun like the planets, but their orbits can bring them into Earth’s neighborhood – within 30 million miles of Earth’s orbit. Planetary defense is “applied planetary science” to address the NEO impact hazard.
NASA established the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) to manage its ongoing mission of planetary defense. The PDCO:
- Provides early detection of potentially hazardous objects (PHOs) – the subset of NEOs whose orbits predict they will come within 5 million miles of Earth’s orbit; and of a size large enough (30 to 50 meters) to cause significant damage on Earth;
- Tracks and characterizes PHOs and issues warnings of the possible effects of potential impacts;
- Studies strategies and technologies for mitigating PHO impacts; and
- Plays a lead role in coordinating U.S. government planning for response to an actual impact threat.
The PDCO sponsors projects through its Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program that employ a variety of ground and space based telescopes to search for NEOs, determine their orbits, and measure their physical characteristics. The PDCO is studying possible space-based telescope missions optimized for NEO search and characterization that could accelerate the discovery of the currently undetected NEOs.
The PDCO is responsible for providing timely and accurate information to the government, the media, and the public on close approaches to Earth by potentially hazardous objects (PHOs) and any potential for impact. If any PHO is found to pose a significant chance of impacting Earth (greater than 1 percent over the next 50 years), the PDCO will provide notification messages for NASA to send to the Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Congress, and other government departments and agencies.
The PDCO sponsors studies of technologies and techniques for deflecting an asteroid off a predicted impact course with Earth. It is developing missions to demonstrate those technologies and determine their effectiveness in the event that these techniques must be utilized against a predicted asteroid impact threat.
The PDCO works with other government agencies to develop and update a National NEO Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan. The PDCO also provides expert input on the nature and effects of asteroid impacts to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), so that adequate emergency response can be prepared in the event of a PHO impact that is not possible to avoid.
The PDCO also coordinates efforts with the space agencies of other nations as a member of the multinational International Asteroid Warning Network and the Space Missions Planning Advisory Group, under the endorsement of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
NASA reorganized its Near Earth Object Observations Program and established a Planetary Defense Coordination Office in January 2016 in response to the NASA Office of Inspector General’s 2014 report, “NASA’s Efforts to Identify Near-Earth Objects and Mitigate Hazards.”
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