NASA warns that TWO TIMES the size of Big Ben can hit Earth with 50 megaton nuclear power



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An asteroid twice the size of Big Ben can hit Earth with the power of a nuclear bomb, according to NASA.

The rock – dubbed 2018 LF16 – is a 700ft defeat and is predicted to potentially hit our planet on August 8, 2023.

    NASA has warned that there is one in 30 million possibility that the asteroid could hit Earth within five years

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NASA has warned that there is one in 30 million possibility that the asteroid could hit Earth within five years

But fortunately, the impact is very unlikely because NASA also predicts there is only one in 30 million possible.

The rock turned out to have 62 potential impact paths that were different from Earth during the next century.

Another potential date when an asteroid can strike falls on August 3, 2024, and August 1, 2025.

On the Torino Impact Danger Scale, this asteroid ranks as a "zero" threat, which means the possibility of a collision with Earth is absent or almost nonexistent.

    The stone - nicknamed 2018 LF16 - is twice the size of Big Ben

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The stone – nicknamed 2018 LF16 – is twice the size of Big Ben
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But the US space agency will continue to watch this space rock.

If an asteroid hits Earth, it can cause extensive damage.

An object this large would have an impact power of 50 Megatons – equivalent to the Tsar Bomba nuclear device.

A much smaller asteroid struck Chelyabinsk Oblast in Russia in 2013, injuring 1,000 people with broken glass caused by asteroids exploding in the sky.

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Asteroids – or "near Earth objects" (like NASA like to call them) – pass the Earth regularly, with the frequency that they place them somewhere between weekly and daily events.

Earlier this month, three asteroids glided past the Earth in sequence

"When they orbit the Sun, Near-Earth Objects sometimes approach Earth," NASA explained.


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