Its a severe warning to all by NASA officials that a massive asteroid is heading towards Earth with very high speed.
Another big asteroid is clearly on its way towards the Earth, and the NASA Space officials were successful in tracking the massive asteroid. According to the reports, it is assumed that this asteroid is huge and can hit Earth within days.
According to the official reports, NASA’s asteroid trackers have detected a space rock that is Earth-bound and heading towards us at a speed of over 48,400 miles per hour and is expected to advance the planet on the mid-night of Tuesday, February 18th.
The Massive Asteroid( 2020 DB) Is Heading Towards Earth
Formally the big asteroid is known as 2020 DB; by the time this Near-Earth Object or NEO will approach Earth, it will have advanced towards Earth at a high speed of 21.67 kilometers per second. The Officials unveil that the space rock is very massive and is assumed to hit the planet soon.
Because of the size and diameter of the asteroid, will it have a severe impact on Earth after the collision? Yes!!! it would most likely burn up our atmosphere first. But looking into the past, there are similar asteroids that have made it past the atmosphere. For example, you all remembered the Chelyabinsk incident back in 2013.
If the asteroid passed close to the atmosphere, then it would only cause damage to the area it drops on. Luckily, the space rock will only pass by the planet by the 18th, and will only get nearer as 0.00968 astronomical units or 899,912 miles. If we consider this distance, then this is still very far, but close enough to be noticeable. The asteroid is not assumed to pass to the Earth’s orbit anytime soon as well.
NASA also revealed that the Earth would eventually be struck by an asteroid even when there is no known threat against the planet.