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This is the giant asteroid that could hit Earth in 2023, according to NASA



There are a total of 62 trajectories planned for 2018 LF16, when the rock could travel the Earth until the year 2117. (Photo Free Press: Shutterstock)
There are a total of 62 trajectories planned for 2018 LF16, when the rock could travel the Earth until the year 2117. (Photo Free Press: Shutterstock)

In 2023, an asteroid almost 700 meters wide could impact on Earth, according to the NASA members, cited by the British news website, Express.

The closest possible effect on which the space calculation, called Asteroid 2018 LF16, could affect the planet, is August 8, 2023, according to the information in the middle environment.

However, the asteroid could cross again with the Earth's orbit on August 3, 2024; and August 1, 2025. In total, there are 62 dates on which the space rock could travel to the ground.

According to Express, the risk of this cataclysm occurring is quite low. According to the NASA calculations, there is a possibility of between 30 million that the LF16; It crashes on Earth and there are 99,9999967% of misfunction.

In the scale of the impact of Turin's impact, this asteroid is "null", which means that the probability of incidence is not existing or as close as impossible. But the size and number of possible effective dates make it an incredibly formidable object to track.

Most asteroids disintegrate contact with the Earth's atmosphere.

At this time, the asteroid spends more than 33,844 miles per hour. NASA's experts estimate that the asteroid has a diameter of approximately 698.8 feet (213 m).

According to the news coverage, the dimensions of the asteroid almost double the height of Big Ben in London and twice the height of the Statue of Freedom in New York City.

NASA said that the effective force of an object so big that could be as devastating as the 50-megata explosion of the Coal Bomb, the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated on the surface of the planet.

Fortunately, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), asteroids of this size tend to beat the Earth less than once every thousand years. It will also require a much larger asteroid (more than six miles wide) to test an extinction event similar to that of the asteroid that supposedly killed dinosaurios over 65 million years.

Representative of ESA explained to Expression that some asteroids are very large and could cause enormous destruction, if Earth is hit, but its estimated population in our Solar System is quite small. In fact, it is believed that more than 90 percent of these have been discovered and none of them have any potential risk.

"Some are very small (less than 10 m in diameter) and only a small fraction of the estimated population was discovered, but any effect would be informal," said the ESA member quoted by Mirror. "The main challenge comes from the population of medium-sized objects, whose diameters vary from tens to hundreds of meters."

Many of these asteroids exist in the empty space and the effective damage of one of these space rocks could cause serious damage to urban or urban areas.

With information from: ACN / MiamiDiario / Telemundo

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