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Asteroid twice the dimensions of Huge Ben may slam into Earth with pressure of 50 megaton nuke, NASA warns


AN asteroid twice the dimensions of Huge Ben may smash into Earth with the pressure of a nuclear bomb, in response to NASA.

The rock – dubbed 2018 LF16 – is a whopping 700ft and is predicted to doubtlessly hit our planet on August 8, 2023.

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NASA has warned there’s a one in 30 million probability that the asteroid may smash into Earth in 5 years’ time[/caption]

However thankfully, affect is extremely unlikely as NASA additionally predicts a one in 30 million probability of a miss.

The rock apparently has 62 completely different potential affect trajectories with Earth over the following century.

Different potential dates when the asteroid may strike fall on August 3, 2024, and August 1, 2025.

On the Torino Impression Hazard Scale, this explicit asteroid ranks as a stage “zero” menace, which suggests the possibilities of its collision with Earth are non-existent or near non-existent.

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The rock – dubbed 2018 LF16 – is twice the dimensions of Huge Ben[/caption]

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However the US area company will proceed to control this area rock.

If  an asteroid did crash into Earth, it may trigger widespread destruction.

An object this large would have an effect pressure of 50 Megatons – the equal of the Tsar Bomba nuclear system.

A a lot smaller asteroid struck over Chelyabinsk Oblast in Russia in 2013, injuring 1,000 folks with shattered glass brought on by the asteroid exploding within the sky.

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Asteroids – or “near-Earth objects” (as NASA likes to name them) – go the Earth regularly, with their frequency inserting them someplace between weekly and day by day occurrences.

Earlier this month,  three asteroids hurtled previous the Earth in fast succession

“As they orbit the Solar, Close to-Earth Objects can sometimes strategy near Earth,” NASA defined.


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