A recent alert issued by NASA, Express, reports that a lousy 213-meter-wide asteroid could hit the Earth in the next century, causing a devastating explosion.
This space rock that travels 15.13 kilometers per second and is equivalent to two Big Ben in London is known as the LF16 of 2018 and was first observed on 16 June 2017 by the laboratory Sentry's NASA Reaction Engine (JPL), which programmed to track potential asteroid effects.
According to Sentry estimates, August 8, 2023 could have the closest potential impact. Other dates will be August 20, August 2024 and August 2025. At the same time, 62 predicted 2018 LF16 trajectories are foreseen, when the stone could land to 2117.
The cool thing is that if an asteroid of this size reaches us, it will do this with 50 megatons of power equivalent to the Soviet Hydrogen Bomb Blast, known as Zar Bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever created. in the middle
However, it should be emphasized that, fortunately, the 2018 LF16 crashes with our planet almost do not exist. In fact, the exact percentage of this probability is estimated to be 0.0000033%, that is, of 30,000,000, according to NASA's media experts.