A huge asteroid with a diameter of 213 meters could run down to Earth in the next century and cause a devastating explosion, according to a recent warning issued by NASA.
This space rock, which is 15.13 kilometers per second and has a length equivalent to two Big Benes in London, is known as 2018 LF16 and was first observed on June 16, 2017 by Sentry's NASA Response Laboratory System (JPL), programmed for tracking potential asteroid impact risks.
According to Sentry's calculations, August 8, 2023 could be the closest possible impact. Other dates will be August 3, 2024, and August 1, 2025. Meanwhile, there are a total of 62 planned routes of 2016 LF16, when the rock could hit the Earth until 2117.
The cooling thing is that if we hit an asteroid of this size, it will be 50 megaton, equivalent to the explosion of a Soviet hydrogen bomb known as the Zar Bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever created, in the middle
However, it should be stressed that, fortunately, the possibility of the 2018 LF16 collision with our planet almost does not exist. In fact, the exact percentage of this probability is estimated at 0.0000033%, ie between 30,000,000, according to NASA experts quoted by the media.