Space rock that passes close by could hit Earth from now on, NASA says
A space rock NASA’s been following for almost 25 years could affect Earth from here on out, another report uncovers.
First found in 1999, Bennu, the close Earth space rock, might actually float into the planet’s circle and could raise a ruckus around town by September 2182, as per the OSIRIS-REx science group.
Bennu passes close to Earth like clockwork and has had three close experiences with Earth in 1999, 2005, and 2011, specialists said in the ScienceDirect study.
There is a 1 of every 2,700, or 0.037% possibility that Bennu could hit Earth by 2182, researchers said.
In October 2020, the OSIRIS-REx – – an abbreviation for Starting points, Otherworldly Translation, Asset ID and Security-Regolith Pilgrim – – momentarily contacted the outer layer of Bennu, gathered an example and afterward pushed off the space rock.
The main space rock test gathered in space from OSIRIS-REx lands on Earth on Sunday – – crashing down in Utah.
Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluyesi told ABC News that OSIRIS-REx will change what individuals are familiar the beginnings of our planetary group.
“This is pure untainted material revealing early solar system secrets. A longshot discovery would be finding biological molecules or even precursor molecules for life.”
It was the main mission of its sort for NASA.
Assuming Bennu would hit Earth, it would deliver 1,200 megatons of energy, which is multiple times the energy of the most artificial atomic weapon, as per IFLScience.
The space rock that killed the dinosaurs was pretty much as strong as 10 billion nuclear bombs, researchers uncovered in 2019. Specialists found proof in enormous pieces of rocks that the space rock was sufficiently able to set off out of control fires, waves and impact such a lot of residue into the environment that it shut out the sun.