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Will the earth be hit by an asteroid?

“There are no known [sizable] asteroids on a collision course with Earth for the foreseeable future. NASA always makes information about NEOs available at cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/sentry, said Nancy Chabot, a planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Will the asteroid hit Earth? Here's the latest news. According to Live Science, the asteroid is not going to hit Earth €” it will pass by our planet from about 2.5 million miles away, at a speed of 47,200 miles per hour.May 23, 2022

Unprecedented asteroid test: Early October 2022 At some 6.8 million miles from Earth, the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft will hit the 525-foot-wide Dimorphos asteroid on around Oct. 1, 2022. It's humanity's first-ever attempt to purposefully move an asteroid.

Unprecedented asteroid test: Early October 2022 At some 6.8 million miles from Earth, the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft will hit the 525-foot-wide Dimorphos asteroid on around Oct. 1, 2022. It's humanity's first-ever attempt to purposefully move an asteroid.

Space Events 2022: Meteor Showers, Nasa's Megarocket

Unprecedented asteroid test: Early October 2022 At some 6.8 million miles from Earth, the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft will hit the 525-foot-wide Dimorphos asteroid on around Oct. 1, 2022. It's humanity's first-ever attempt to purposefully move an asteroid.

Space Events 2022: Meteor Showers, Nasa's Megarocket

But as for the question of whether an asteroid will ever hit the Earth in 2022, the answer is yes. Or rather, it already happened. Back in March 2022, the asteroid 2022 EB5, a small asteroid around half the size of a giraffe, struck the Earth just hours after its discovery, resulting in no damage.

An asteroid that is more than 3,000 feet wide will fly by Earth on Tuesday. The NASA Center for Near Earth Objects estimates asteroid 7482 will pass within 1.2 million miles of Earth at 47,344 miles per hour at 4:51 p.m. EST.

A human is more likely to die in a fire, flood, or other natural disaster than to die because of an asteroid or comet impact. Another study in 1994 found a 1-in-10,000 chance that the Earth will be hit by a large asteroid or comet with a diameter of about 2 km (1.2 mi) during the next century.

NASA Scientist Answers: When Was The Last Time An Asteroid Hit Earth?

According to Marina Brozovic, the answer depends on your definition of being hit by an asteroid. Some 26,115 asteroids have skimmed past Earth since 1990, according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies.

NASA Scientist Answers: When Was The Last Time An Asteroid Hit Earth?

It is noteworthy that the asteroid will pass the Earth at an approximate distance of 5,29,000 kilometres on an average, whereas the Moon orbits the Earth at 3,84,000 kilometres, which means that asteroid 2022 PW will fly by at a distance farther than the Moon.

NASA has confirmed that asteroid 1994 PC1 will pass within 1.2 million miles of our planet at a speed of 47,344 miles per hour, which will be the closest asteroid that Earth will get for the next two centuries. NASA says that Earth will be safe from this massive asteroid.

According to abundant geological evidence, an asteroid roughly 10 km (6 miles) across hit Earth about 65 million years ago.

The Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

According to abundant geological evidence, an asteroid roughly 10 km (6 miles) across hit Earth about 65 million years ago.

The Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

The 3 largest asteroids to hit Earth
The Vredefort crater in South Africa: Created about 2 billion years ago, this 160 Kms large crater is remnant of the largest asteroid to hit Earth. The Chicxulub crater in Mexico: This was the dinosaur killer asteroid which hit the Earth 66 million years ago.

An object with a high mass close to the Earth could be sent out into a collision course with the asteroid, knocking it off course. When the asteroid is still far from the Earth, a means of deflecting the asteroid is to directly alter its momentum by colliding a spacecraft with the asteroid.