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A huge asteroid could hit Earth with a force equivalent to 22 atomic bombs

A huge asteroid could hit Earth with a force equivalent to 22 atomic bombs

The chance of the asteroid colliding with Earth is only one in 2,700, but NASA is trying to change its path

On a collision course with Earth the asteroid that bears the name can be found He specifies Which has the power of 22 atomic bombs NASA to monitor its path.

This asteroid passes by the planet every six years, but the chances of a catastrophic strike are likely He’s only one of 2,700.

As the Daily Star reported, samples were taken from its surface, and some scientists speculate that it may have fallen to Earth, specifically in the Utah desert. On September 24, 2182Exactly in 159 years, the Daily Star wrote in a related post.

NASA estimates that Bennu could cause this Destruction within a 600 mile radius And plans to change course

That said, it is already performing related tasks with Rich Burns, OSIRIS-REx project manager “We are now in the final phase of this effort and still have a few miles to go.”.

The space rock is estimated to be about a third of a mile across, while the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs is about six miles across – about 20 times the width of Bennu.

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