Asteroid path 2019: Biggest asteroids and near misses to pass Earth projected THIS YEAR

ASTEROIDS potentially pose a continual existential threat to the future of life on Earth, requiring US space agency NASA to keep constant vigilance for any rogue space rocks. Express.co.uk reveals the biggest asteroids set to skim Earth this year.

The idea of an asteroid slamming into Earth has long been the preserve of science fiction. However Earth’s pockmarked surface are an enduring testament that direct – and sometimes calamitous – asteroid collisions really do happen. The most famous asteroid ever is the one that smashed into our planet 65 million years ago, resulting in the eventual death of the dinosaurs.

US space agency NASA believes it has identified more than 90 percent of those asteroids capable of...
source: Express

2019-08-14 03:44
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