The asteroid that put the NASA scientists on fire. There is a risk that he will change his trajectory and hit the Earth
The asteroid that gives us creeps! October 3 is once our planet can be in a huge danger. Scientists are very worried.
NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration) warns that a massive asteroid will pass near Earth this autumn. Authorities can not deny that there is a risk that the heavenly object will change its trajectory and hit Terra. The asteroid, baptized FT3, has a diameter of 340 meters and a weight of 55 million tons. He will pass on Earth on October 3, 2019. In the event of an impact, the asteroid would generate an explosion equivalent to 2700 megatons of TNT. By comparison, the nuclear bomb that devastated Hiroshima in 1945 had an estimated power of 13-18 kilotons.
NASA has calculated that FT3 is the first celestial body of 165 to pass through Terra between 2019 and 2116. A month ago, a small asteroid entered the earth's atmosphere and fired south of Puerto Rico.