A monstruous asteroid b & # 39; diameter & # 39; 213 m can & # 39; coincide with World over the next century, causing a devastating explosion, according to a recent warning issued by NASA, the Express reports.
This space rock, which runs at 15.13 kilometers per second and an equivalent term to two Big Ben f & # 39; London, is known as 2018 LF16 and observed for the first time in 16 & # 39; June 2017 by System & # 39; Blocking of Laboratory & # 39; Reaction Propulsion (JPL) of NASA, programmed to trace the possible risks & # 39; impact & # 39; the asteroid.
According to calculations & # 39; Sentry, the potential impact the outpost can & # 39; place on 8 & # 39; August, 2023. Other dates will be the 3 & # 39; August, 2024 and 1 & # 39; August, 2025. Meanwhile, a total of & # 39; 62 LF16 trajectory predicted in 2018, when the rock can & # 39; hitting the Earth until the year 2117.
The cool thing is that if an asteroid of & # 39; this size had to bother us, it will do so with & # 39; power & # 39; 50 Megatone, equivalent to the Soviet bomb explosion & # 39; hydrogen known as the Zar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever created. half
However, it should be pointed out that, fortunately, the chances of & # 39; 2018 LF16 collision with our planet are almost non-existent. In fact, the exact percentage of & # 39; this probability is estimated at 0.0000033%, ie between 30 million, according to experts of NASA mentioned by the media.