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NASA on Alert: “City-Killer” Asteroid en Route to Earth

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  • NASA is monitoring asteroid Bennu, capable of releasing energy equivalent to 24 nuclear bombs.
  • The potential impact date is September 24, 2182.
  • NASA’s Osiris-Rex mission to Bennu seeks to gather insights into Earth’s formation and improve asteroid impact predictions.

NASA scientists have honed in on asteroid Bennu, a gargantuan space rock, comparable in size to the Empire State Building, potentially on a collision course with Earth.

Bennu is part of the category of asteroids known as “city-killers,” capable of leveling extensive urban areas upon impact.

The prospect of a clash between Bennu and Earth has been calculated for September 24, 2182. “NASA is keeping a close eye on it,” ensuring meticulous tracking of Bennu’s trajectory.

If a collision does occur, the energy released would be about 1,400 megatons, reflecting the devastating capability of at least 24 nuclear bombs, comparable to the Tsar Bomba.

The odds of this catastrophic event are slim, with a 1 in 2,700 chance, as stated in a 2021 study. Bennu’s frequent proximity to Earth every six years demands vigilant observation. The asteroid maintains a significant distance from Earth, usually around three million miles. However, alterations in Bennu’s orbit add layers of complexity and risk to its trajectory.

For Bennu to intersect with Earth by 2182, it needs to pass through a gravitational keyhole in 2135. The possibility of it missing Earth on the foretold date stands at 99.96%.

The Osiris-Rex mission, launched in 2016, is NASA’s dedicated effort to study Bennu. The mission aims to collect invaluable data to enhance our understanding of such Near Earth Objects and improve predictive accuracy regarding their paths.

But Bennu is also of interest due to its ancient origin, formed around the same time as Earth, approximately 4.5 billion years ago. It might hold remnants from our solar system’s early days, frozen in time.

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft, expected to return with samples from Bennu, could offer groundbreaking insights into our planet’s formation.

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These particles, encapsulating untold mysteries of our planet’s inception, will be meticulously analyzed to unravel Earth’s early history.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Don

    September 23, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Not to worry, at my age I want be around to be afraid of it. Lol

  2. ssilv48

    September 23, 2023 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, they can predict to the year of 2128, but can’t figure out fake birth certificates or how to stop cheating on elections, I’m supper duper impressed

  3. Rick Staylor

    September 23, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    +
    “ IF YOU ILL BE BORN IN 59 YEARS, AND LIVE TO 100 YEARS OLD AND DOES HAPPEN YOU SEE IT. lol

  4. Mike Balog

    September 24, 2023 at 12:14 am

    More FEAR MONGERING JUST LIKE THE COVID PLANDEMIC AND USELESS MASK WEARING…

  5. Policestate

    September 24, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Why in hell did they not send up a couple of tons of preparation H? That could possibly take care of it.

  6. Scott

    September 27, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    24 nuclear bombs the size of Hiroshima? Or 24 nukes the size of Tsar Bomba? It’s a pretty important difference, and one that makes such statements in news articles or movies seem equally ignorant.

  7. LMS

    September 28, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Yawn. Is there anything the media can teport on without any drama? For God’s sake if you have to watch it maybe the idiots should send up the largest nuke we have to annihilate it so it doesn’t become a problem. Come on idiots, meaning the media and NASA, how about doing your jobs instead of sitting on your butts until the catastrophe is coming down on your heads! Unbelievable!

  8. Jeremy

    September 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    No worries, climate change will kill us all long before Bennu can. smh

  9. Creekeris01

    October 27, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    At the rate of the moral decay on this planet, I have no doubt that the rapture will be occurring much earlier than 2182. In fact< I am looking for it daily.

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