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Asteroid 2006 QV89 is soon going to fly past earth, experts fear massive destruction on a collision




Asteroid 2006 QV89 is soon going to fly past earth, experts fear massive destruction on a collision

It seems like we are going to face another deadly attack from the outer space as an asteroid is approaching towards the earth. The European space agency has named the asteroid as 2006 QV89 which is 40 meters in diameter. They are currently tracking the motion of the asteroid which is soon going to fly past the earth in September.

According to a report published in the, the ESA stated:

“there’s only around a 1-in-7000 chance that the massive chunk of rock will collide with us. Asteroid 2006 QV89 will fly harmlessly past at a distance of 4.2 million miles away on September 9.”

As it is close enough to the Earth, ESA has included in the risk list.

According to the space agency, the risk list is a catalog of all objects that are a threat to earth. It includes all non-zero impact probability objects that have been detected. You should know that if asteroid 2006 QV89 hits earth then it is expected to be more powerful than the largest meteor strike that we have ever recorded.

In the year 2013, a 20-meter asteroid exploded in Chelyabinsk in Russia. That was about 440 kilotons and had injured around 1500 people mostly from flying glasses from smashed windows.

Last year in the month of December, a large meteoroid exploded over the Bering Sea. But it somehow went unnoticed due to the remote location. According to NASA:

“the explosion of meteoroid unleashed around 173 kilotons of energy, more than 10 times that of the atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima in World War II.”

NASA is known to classify any rock as a near-earth object that enters within 30 million miles of our planet. Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator warned that large asteroid impacts are actually a real threat to our planet. He said:

“These events are not are. They happen. The fact is that we’ve had three such events in the last 100 years.”

However, there is not much to worry about the approaching asteroid.

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