Asteroid The Size Of The World's Tallest Building To Fly Past Earth

Asteroid The Size Of The World's Tallest Building To Fly Past Earth

Two giant not too long ago found asteroids will move by Earth tomorrow, scientists at NASA's Centre for Close to-Earth Object Research (CNEOS) have mentioned.

Another slightly smaller asteroid, 2006 QV89, is set to pass Earth on September 27 having not been sighted for 13 years before July.

The asteroid is almost as large as the Burj Khalifa.

It is not a threat, but NASA chief Jim Bridenstein says there is a possibility the Earth to be hit by a big asteroid in the near future.

A very big asteroid is coming our way and will zoom terrifyingly close to Earth on September 14.

The CNEOS says the asteroid could be 108 feet wide and could be up to 240 feet in diameter, and hurtle closest to Earth at around 80,000 km per hour.

Musk said, "Wouldn't worry about this particular one, but a big rock will hit Earth eventually & we now have no defence".

The doomsday space rock Apophis is named after the Egyptian god of chaos and darkness - and NASA is anxious it's on a collision course with Earth. In fact, it is scheduled to fly past the planet on October 19, 2038.

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A horrifying simulation shows exactly what will happen if Apophis hits Earth. Wouldn't worry about this particular one, but a big rock will hit Earth eventually & we now have no defence'.

In news which may exacerbate concerns over our lack of planetary defenses, asteroid 2019 QS was first spotted on August 21. This asteroid is called "99942 Apophis" and is also about the size of a skyscraper.

The CEO of Space X believes that we are not prepared for an imminent collision, we can't defend the Earth against these possible unsafe asteroids.

In 2013, Nasa calculated that Apophis would not hit Earth.

The 370m wide space rock was discovered in June 2017.

Near Earth Objects are celestial bodies like comets which orbit between 91 million and 121 million miles from the Sun. NASA expects the space rock to come flying by dangerously close around 11.36am BST (10.36am UTC).

A leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast reckons an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.

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