1,600-Feet Asteroid, Bigger Than Most Buildings, Heading Towards Earth
Space scientists have warned that a huge asteroid is heading towards the Earth. The space rock can cause huge damage if it hits the Earth. Though it may sound a huge distance, in space terms it is not. This is not the first time that Asteroid 388945 has paid us a visit.
This space rock routinely passes the Earth - every two years, according to space scientists - while orbiting the Sun. The next time it will pass close to the Earth in May 2024 but much farther - 6. The asteroid will again come as close as this time in May 2163. Asteroids are space debris, the remains of a planet, that keep rotating in the vast, infinite space.
So, many space agencies, including NASA, are devising a plan to defend the Earth from these potentially hazardous asteroids. It aims to deflect an asteroid heading towards Earth from its path “through kinetic impact”.
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