Huge asteroid could collide with the surface of the earth

Huge asteroid could collide with the surface of the earth

A large asteroid with a diameter of about 15 meters is approaching Earth at high speed, which in its power can be compared with the Chelyabinsk meteorite, which fell on the city in 2013. When a likely collision occurs, and what is known about the celestial body is in Styler material.

Scientists seriously assess the likelihood of a collision between a celestial body and the Earth, but this will not happen soon – probably in 2043.

According to experts studying outer space, the most dangerous are asteroids larger than 50 meters. Such giants collide with the Earth once every 300 years, and 15-meter – once every 30 years.

The latest example of this phenomenon is the fall of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. A heavenly body collided with the Earth on February 15, 2013 as a result of the deceleration of a small asteroid in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Then the fall was accompanied by destruction with the spread of a series of shock waves over the territory of the Chelyabinsk region and part of the neighboring regions of Russia, as well as Kazakhstan, which led to destruction in the city and injuries among the population.

According to NASA estimates, the power of the explosion that occurred when a meteorite entered the dense layers of the atmosphere ranged from 300 to 500 kilotons, which is about 20 times the power of an atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

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