In October, scientists warn a possible collision between the Earth and an asteroid.
This asteroid is named Asteroid FT3 , which will fly over our planet on October 3, 2019. Although the index is very small, if the asteroid rotates and flies straight to Earth, it Results can be very catastrophic.
FT3 is a monstrous stone object with an estimated diameter of 340m. NASA estimates the asteroid weighs 55,000,000,000kg.
If the asteroid stabbed into Earth, at the time of invading the atmosphere, it would travel at 20.37km per second or more than 73 km / h. The impact force will likely be equivalent to 2,700,000,000 tons of TNT.
NASA estimates a small chance of asteroids that attack us on October 2, 2024 and then on October 3, 2025.
The asteroid FT3 is a cosmic stone known as Apollo , which means it follows the same trajectory as the 1862 Apollo asteroid.
NASA first discovered this asteroid on March 20, 2007, and has since confirmed the trajectory of FT3 based on a total of 14 observations.
The US space agency said: ' The chance of collisions is about 1 / 11,000,000 . The impact rate is 0.0000092% chance of disaster or 99.999990% asteroid chance will miss Earth '.