After recent reports regarding an asteroid-tsunami warning revealed by Neil DeGrasse, new asteroid-related news surfaces.
Express.co.uk reveals that NASA’s recent warning claims that an asteroid which is twice as big as one of the biggest buildings in Europe. This will reportedly happen later this week.
According to the reports revealed by the online publication mentioned above, the asteroid is called 2006 QQ23.
An asteroid with a 570m in diameter
According to the reports, the space rock is 570m in diameter, and it will fly within 4.6 million miles of Earth at breakneck speeds of 10,400mph.
It’s been also reported that the asteroid is about twice the size of Europe’s sixth tallest building as The Shard is just 306m in height.
NASA stated the following: “If a rocky meteoroid larger than 25 meters but smaller than one kilometer were to hit Earth, it would likely cause local damage to the impact area.”
But, the main thing worth noting here is the fact that the asteroid will not hit our planet, but it will only pass by it.
All these asteroid-related pieces of news have people terrified and wondering what would happen if an asteroid were to hit Earth for real.
We cannot stress this enough: the probability of such a thing to happen is minimum. As we already reported, back in 2008, NASA reaffirmed the chance of Apophis impacting Earth in 2036 as being 1 in 45,000.
Since then, the risks have been recalculated and the possibility of such a disaster became even lower.
2006 QQ23 asteroid passes Earth this Saturday
Rada attended the courses in the Faculty of Letters, Romanian-English section, and finished the Faculty of Theatre and Television, Theatrical Journalism section, both within the framework of Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Up ’til now, she reviewed books, movies, and theatre-plays, enjoying subjects from the cultural niche. Her experience in writing also intersects the IT niche, given the fact that she worked as a content editor for firms that produce software for mobile devices. She is collaborating with online advertising agencies, writing articles for several websites and blogs.