The closest potential effect date with the asteroid, duplicate Asteroid 2018 LF16, falls on August 8, 2023. The Asteroid then…
The closest potential effect date with the asteroid, duplicate Asteroid 2018 LF16, falls on August 8, 2023. The Asteroid then crossed paths with the Earth’s orbit again on August 3, 2024 and August 1, 2025. In total, there are 62 dates where the space stone could hit the earth , although the risk of this disaster happens is quite low.
Based on NASA’s calculations, there is a 30,000,000 chance that LF16 will enter our home planet – a 99.9999967 percent chance of losing.
On the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, the asteroid is a “zero” which means that the likelihood of impact is either non-existent or as close as possible.
But the large size and number of potential dates of impact make the spacecraft and the incredibly formidable object to track.
Currently, the asteroid extends through space at more than 33,844mph or 1
5.13km per second.
NASA experts estimate that the asteroid has a diameter of about 698.8 (213m).
A space rock this great is about twice as tall as Big Ben’s bell tower in London, twice as high as the Liberty goddess in New York and is four times as Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. 19659002] If it’s not scary enough, it can be as big as a forced force for an object as big as Tsar Bomb’s 50 Megaton blast – the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated on the planet’s surface.
Thankfully, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), the asteroids here large tend to hit the earth less than once per 1000 years.
And it would require a significantly larger asteroid upwards of six miles (10km) to witness an eradication event comparable to that of the dinosaur-killing asteroid 65 million years ago.
ESA said: “Some asteroids are very large and would cause huge destruction if anyone were to hit the earth, but their estimated population in our solar system is rather small and more than 90 percent of these beliefs have been discovered. None of these make up anybody Risk of Impact.
“Some are very small – under 10m diameter – and only a small part of the estimated population of these has been detected, but some impact would be harmless.
“The main challenge lies in the population in medium-sized objects ranging from tens to hundred meters in diameter.”
Many such asteroids exist outside the void and damage from one of these space blocks can cause significant damage to cities or populated areas .
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But with sufficient caution, ESA said that appropriate measures could be taken to protect the people.
Asteroid LF16 was discovered by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Sentry System – an automated asteroid monitoring system designed to track potential hazards that fade into space.
NASA said: “Sentry is a high-level automated collision monitoring system that continuously scans the most current asteroid catalog for potential future impacts on the ground for the next 100 years.
” Once a potential impact is detected, it is analyzed and the results are published immediately. , except in rare cases where we seek independent confirmation. “
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