Asteroid could hit earth with force of 2.6bn tons of TNT this year

Asteroid could hit earth with force of 2.6bn tons of TNT this year

Asteroid that experts thought was lost more than ten years ago is back. There is a small chance that it will hit Earth this year with the force of 2.6 billion tonnes of TNT.

NASA told MSN that there is a 1 in 10 million chance that asteroid FT3 will hit Earth on October 5. It was first found in 2004 but was then lost.

The force of such an impact wouldn’t be enough to destroy a planet, but it could do a lot of damage to a continent.

Scientists say there’s a good chance we’ll make it out alive, but WPXI reports that the odds of winning the billion-dollar lottery are 1 in 300 million.

MSN says that asteroid 29075 is the real danger to Earth. That rock would hit Earth with the power of 75 billion tonnes of TNT, which is, as experts say, enough to kill everyone.

There is a 1 in 34,500 chance that that asteroid will hit Earth on March 16, 2880.

NASA has finished a big test of its mission to bring back samples from asteroids. The samples will be sent back to Earth on September 24.

When the capsule actually falls, it will be taken to a clean room at the Utah Test and Training Range, which is part of the Department of Defence. It will then be sent to Houston, where the samples will be recorded and sent to scientists all over the world.


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