- The 2019 RX2 asteroid detected by the US space agency NASA will approach Earth this evening.
- Asteroid 2019 RX2 of about 39 feet in diameter assumed to explode in mid-air.
- Currently the asteroid is traveling at a speed of almost 12,000 miles per hour.
Asteroid 2019 RX2 detected by the US space agency NASA will approach Earth on Wednesday. It is probable that the asteroid explodes in the air if it violates the earth's atmosphere. Identified by NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the asteroid is currently traveling at a speed of nearly 12,000 miles per hour.
The 2019 RX2 asteroid of about 39 feet in diameter should explode in mid-air is not necessarily non-lethal. According to the International Business Times: "in 2013, an asteroid about 66 feet long violated the Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Chelyabinsk Oblast region in Russia. The explosion caused by the asteroid has released energy equivalent to 500 kilotons of TNT, which is 33 times more powerful than the atomic bomb launched on Hiroshima, Japan in World War II. "
According to a Space Telecope report, more than 7 lakh asteroids have been found in space. He added that asteroids are found mainly in an area called the "main belt", between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has already warned that a huge asteroid will hit the Earth and space agencies will not be able to do anything about it.
"Great name! We wouldn't be worried about this one in particular, but in the end a big boulder will hit the Earth and at the moment we have no defense," Musk commented as he replies to a news report on NASA that is preparing for the colossal asteroid "God of Chaos ".
In 2016, a NASA scientist warned that the Earth is not prepared for such an event. In April 2018, the B612 Foundation reported "It is 100% certain that we will be affected (by a devastating asteroid), but we are not 100% sure when". Also, in 2018, physicist Stephen Hawking, in his latest book Brief Answers to the Big Questions, considered an asteroid collision to be the biggest threat to the planet.
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