"City-Killer: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022." - NASA - The Daily Sentry

"City-Killer: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022." - NASA

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On May 6, 2022, an asteroid estimated to be around the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza may hit the Earth, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

As per NASA via The Daily Express on Nov. 16, despite the one in 3,800 odds and a measly 0.026% chance of the asteroid smashing into the Earth, the worst-case scenario will unquestionably be of a scene much the same as an apocalypse movie, or far and away more terrible.

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In the event that the “city-killer” asteroid, marked JF1, is to hit Earth, the impact would be proportionate to the explosion of 230 kilotons of TNT. That is said to be 15 times more grounded than the nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima in 1945, which destroyed the entire city with 15 kilotons of power.

The report also says that regardless of whether the asteroid was to maintain a strategic distance from civilization and hit "the remotest piece of the Pacific Ocean," the impact would would still be powerful enough to cause devastating tsunamis and “nuclear winter.” 

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Scientists too was said to estimate the massive asteroid to be around an astounding 420 feet across, or around 130 meters in diameter.

This asteroid is being monitored by NASA JPL through Sentry and is described as “a highly automated collision monitoring system that continually scans the most current asteroid catalog for possibilities of future impact with Earth over the next 100 years.”

And because of this Asteroid Jf1’s alleged potentially devastating impact, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been observing the space rock for 10 years presently, beginning when they previously discovered in 2009.

Source: Inquirer