Asteroid the size of the Pyramids of Giza will approach Earth next week

NEW YORK NASA kre-announced that a 520-foot asteroid named 2021 SM3 the size of the Giza Pyramids will approach Earth next week. The asteroid will pierce Earth at a speed of 29,000 mph.

According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the asteroid will come 40 times closer to Earth than Venus, and this will often result in rock falling from the sky.READ ALSO – NASA explorers find evidence that Mars used to be like Earth

As reported by the Daily Star, Monday (12/8/2019) scientist from Cardiff University, Iain McDonald, revealed that his party had recognized these events throughout history and thought about the after effects of an asteroid that would hit Earth.

‚ÄúThere are always rocks flying in space. Inevitably one of them will hit us and it will have a very dramatic effect,” said Iain.

But fortunately, NASA have not found an asteroid that will hit Earth. The US space agency estimates that at least 95 percent of asteroids 1 km (3,280 ft) or larger will not destroy Earth.

However, a few space rocks could obliterate entire cities and wreak widespread devastation in one head-on collision, according to NASA.

Previously an asteroid larger than the Empire State Building had also passed Earth at a speed of 10,400 mph on August 10, 2019.

Often rocks fall to earth, making NASA accelerate the manufacture of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) aircraft.

DART is designed to destroy asteroids with a spacecraft located 17.7 million kilometers from Earth.


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