Asteroid warning: Why rock twice size of Burj Khalifa could end humanity ‘in a few years'

A SCIENTIST warned a nine-mile-wide space rock, which would be almost twice the size of the famous Burj khalifa, would be capable of wiping out humanity in a matter of years.

Natalie Starkey is a cosmochemist concerned about protecting Earth for future generations and is the author behind 2018 book “Catching Stardust”.  Within the text, Dr Starkey discusses how asteroids – the millions of small rocky bodies that lurk within the inner Solar System – could one-day end life on Earth.  NASA is constantly scanning the cosmos and categorising any Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) as Potentially Hazardous Objects (PHO)...
source: Express

2019-10-23 01:44
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