If an asteroid would come across this size, it would do that with a 50 megatun power, which would correspond to the strongest nuclear weapon ever created.
A huge asteroid with a diameter of 213 meters could hit the Earth in the next century and cause a devastating explosion, according to a recent warning issued by NASA.
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This space rock, which runs at 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 Jet Propulsion System (JPL), programmed for monitoring possible danger of an asteroid impact.
According to Sentry's calculations, August 8, 2023 could be the closest possible impact. Other dates should be August 3, 2024, and August 1, 2025. Meanwhile, there are a total of 62 predicted routes 2016 LF16, when the rock could hit the Earth until 2117.
The cold thing is that if he hit an asteroid of this size, he would do that with 50 megatons, 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 must be emphasized that, fortunately, the chances of 2018 LF16 colliding with our planet almost do 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.