The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) trusts that the whole-world destroying situation of an asteroid crashing with the earth isn’t reserved only for Hollywood movies. The NASA head Jim Bridenstine trusts that the possibility of an exceptional asteroid crashing with the earth is a sure probability in our lifetimes. Bridenstine reported this at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in Washington.
“We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about the movies. This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is the planet Earth,” Bridenstine said at the conference.
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He also indicated the Chelyabinsk Event to propose that such a situation isn’t confined to the domains of fiction. The Chelyabinsk Event refers to the meteor which blasted over the southern Ural region of Russia at paces of up to 69,000 km/h and was roughly 66 feet in size. This was at a statue of 29.7 km. The meteor explosion harmed property and it is accounted for that in more than of 1,500 people living in the area were hospitalized for injuries.
NASA anyway has detailed plans to follow the developments of many as 90 percent of asteroids close earth, sizes 140 meters or bigger. By and large, meteors lose a great deal of their mass while entering the earth’s climate. Essential to take note of that the meteor that detonated over Russia in 2013 estimated around 20 meters, which is one-seventh the span of the stones that NASA needs to follow.