If an asteroid of this size crashed against us, it would do it with a capacity of 50 megatons, which corresponds to the most powerful nuclear weapon ever built.
According to a recent NASA warning, Express reports, a huge 213-meter-wide asteroid could reach Earth in the next century, causing a devastating explosion.
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This space gun, traveling at 15.13 kilometers per second and equal to the length of two Big Ben in London, is known as the LF16 of 2018 and was first observed on June 16, 2017 by the Sentry System Jet Propulsion System (JPL), which Programmed to track potential threats to asteroids.
According to Sentry estimates, on August 8, 2023, the possible immediate effect is likely. Other dates would 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 the size of this asteroid hit us, it would do that with 50 megatons of power, equivalent to a Soviet hydrogen bomb blast, known as the most powerful nuclear weapon ever made, Zar Bomb. 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.