A huge asteroid twice the size of Big Ben can break into the ground in just five years, NASA has…
A huge asteroid twice the size of Big Ben can break into the ground in just five years, NASA has warned.
Asteroid, dubbed 2018 LF16, is expected to affect our planet on August 8, 2023.
Fortunately, the chances for this are very low, with NASA predicted a 99.9999967 percent chance of losing.
The Asteroid 2018 LF16 is approximately 700ft (213 meters) wide – roughly twice the size of Big Ben’s clock tower in London, or the same size as San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
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While the chances of asteroid crash into the earth are low, if it does, it can cause widespread destruction.
Such an object would have an effect force of the 50 Megatons corresponding Tsar Bomba kernel device.
The European Space Agency declared: “Some asteroids are very large and would cause huge destruction if someone were to hit the earth, but their calculated population ion in our solar system is quite small and more than 90 percent of these beliefs have been discovered. None of these “Some are very small – under 10m diameter – and only a small part of the estimated population of these has been discovered, but any effects would be harmless.”
Challenge stems from the population of medium size objects, ranging from tens to hundred meters in diameter. “