An asteroid with a diameter of 4,100 meters feeds the earth! Does this giant erase the earth from space? On April 29, NASA is tracking 5 asteroids from space, all of which are close to Earth. While 4 of the asteroids are relatively small, Asteroid 1998 shocked OR2 with its enormous size of more than 4 kilometers. A collision of the asteroid with the earth would have devastating consequences.
In order that potential dangers from space can be identified in good time, the US space agency monitors the universe very closely. All asteroids that could be dangerous to the earth are observed closely by NASA. On April 29, 2022, five asteroids from the list of near-Earth objects will fly past Earth. So far, none of the objects pose any real danger. But if one of the objects should leave its calculated trajectory, there is a risk of enormous disaster. Because one of the asteroids is a real monster with a diameter of more than 4 kilometers.
According to German time at 11:56 a.m., the Asteroid52768 (1998 OR2) reached its least approach to Earth on Wednesday. Then the asteroid will fly past Earth at a distance of 6.3 million kilometers. Although this distance sounds enormous, the space experts believe that you still have to be on your guard, because if the boulder from space should leave its calculated trajectory, there is a risk of unimaginable catastrophe. Due to its enormous size, 1998 OR2 is the largest asteroid that will feed on the earth this year. An impact of the asteroid on Earth would have fatal consequences.
Now, however, NASA gives the all-clear. This time the asteroid, whose diameter is estimated to be between 1,800 and 4,100 meters in size, will certainly not hit the earth. However, the asteroid continues to pose a risk, as it will in part even get closer to Earth in the next few years.
The Planetary Society states that an asteroid with a diameter of one kilometer could already cause worldwide destruction. An impact could result in an approximately 10-kilometer crater in the earth’s crust. NASA, which has calculated the orbit of the asteroid, is now giving the all-clear: According to current calculations, the earth is safe.