A Huge Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth Next Month

A Huge Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth Next Month

There have already been several instances of asteroids passing by Earth.

The asteroid orbits the sun just like Earth, and last approached us on September 1 in 2000.

A new major asteroid as tall as the size of Burj Khalifa will fly past the Earth on September 14.

The asteroid is almost as large as the Burj Khalifa.

The "God of Chaos" is a potentially apocalyptic asteroid, a truly gargantuan space rock which is taller than the Eiffel Tower and will speed perilously and for the first time ever close to our planet in about 10 years from now.

Although these agencies have not yet detected an asteroid that is guaranteed to hit Earth in the future, many scientists believe that an impact event is inevitable. There is no need to worry as the asteroid is not going to collide the Earth.

The doomsday space rock Apophis is named after the Egyptian god of chaos and darkness - and NASA is anxious it's on a collision course with Earth. After this year's visit to the Earth Asteroid 2000 QW7 is not set to return until October 2038.

A horrifying simulation shows exactly what will happen if Apophis hits Earth.

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Nevertheless, crossing the Earth could b devastating for the asteroid, as per the previous statements by experts. The asteroid was discovered some time ago, just a few days before it passed us.

Russian scientists fear Apophis, full name Apophis 99942, could smash into Earth at speeds of 24,140km/h.

The CEO of Space X believes that we are not prepared for an imminent collision, we can't defend the Earth against these possible risky asteroids. According to NASA's calculations, its diameter is 2,132 feet.

"Apophis has been one of those celestial bodies that has captured the public's interest since it was discovered in 2004", NASA's Steve Chesley said.

If Apophis did hit a city like London, it would wipe out millions of people and create a crater roughly three miles wide, but our species would probably survive.

Apparently, in space terms, that's a close call.

Asteroids that are a mile wide or bigger are capable of obliterating large areas, including entire countries. It was first seen on August 21, and is on its way to its first close approach to Earth.

The second of Wednesday's close fly-by visitors, asteroid 2019 OU1 will pass by shortly afterwards. The space rock's orbit will not take it close to our planet for more than a century after tomorrow.