According to the American Federal Agency for Space and Flight Science (NASA), there are over 1.1 million asteroids in our solar system. Scientists pay particular attention to the asteroids that coming close to Earth's orbit and the potential threat they could possess.
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Danger of Earth colliding with an asteroid
Because these near-Earth asteroids could collide with our planet and cause great damage, such as the end of the world. But, it was not until the beginning of the year that the danger of the asteroid 'Bennu' was reported, with which the probability of a collision with the earth is increasing by the day.
Even the richest person in the world fears that an asteroid will collide with the Earth. Elon Musk, who is very familiar with space through his space company SpaceX, assumes that a meteorite or an asteroid will hit the earth. So far, the only question is when?
Elon Musk gives a disaster warning
He recently made the not very reassuring statement on his Twitter account, which goes from a disaster warning to announcing the end of the world:
Earth will be hit super hard by meteorites. The question is not if it will happen - but when.
Only in March 2022 did it become known that, an asteroid could pass so close to Earth in 2029 that would destroy all our satellites, according to NASA scientists.
This article has been translated from Gentside DE.