A deadly asteroid, larger than a two-story house, has been named NASA as the asteroid 2018 WN. The huge space rock is expected to skip the past of the Earth that will make the nearest look to our planet when it passes at 11.49 pm. Although NASA astronomers have calculated that the asteroid is not on a trajectory that would fly into our world, its destructive potential is still exciting.
Scientists at the NASA's National Airborne Testing Lab have estimated the asteroid measure somewhere in the region of 40 to 91 meters (12 meters to 28 meters).
Asteroid 2018 WN can not mark the end of the earth's life, as we know it, but even the bottom end of NASA's assessment is the potential danger for heavily populated areas.
More than 1,000 people were injured in 2013 after they rocked a space rock 65 meters above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
As a result, the impact destroyed the windows, sending pieces of glass in the body of the victim.
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According to Dr Matty Chuck, Cornell University in New York, the impacts of these smaller asteroids are rare and there are no known cases when they are deadly.
An expert on space said: "As for the smaller meteorites that hit the ground, they are very low dangers and no man has been reported to have been killed by a small meteorite.
"I heard a story that the dog killed a meteorite that fell in 1911 in Nakla, Egypt, and there were also cases of material damage.
"However, traffic, pollution, and even lightning are much more dangerous than small meteorites."
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Astronomers have recently recognized the presence of undiscovered asteroids in our galaxy – some of which pose a threat to life on Earth.
Researchers at the University of Madrid have tried to calculate the probability that large asteroids will fragment into smaller pieces that will break up our planet.
The products of "catastrophic" collisions are almost impossible to follow because of their "chaotic orbits for pre-influence."
And if a huge asteroid made a trajectory with the Earth, it will not leave time to evacuate those in the shooting line.
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The researchers wrote: "Asteroids can bring meteorites to the inner planets when their paths cross the planets at the right time, leading to impact."
"On Earth, meteorites collected after the observation of bright fireballs were sometimes temporarily traced to a population near the Earth or events in the main asteroid belt."
Scientists discussed a recent strike from an object called 2018 LA, between nine and 12 meters wide, which clashed with Earth just hours after its discovery.
The asteroid hit the earth's atmosphere at 38,000 miles per hour, causing a terrifying fireball to break through the sky above Botswana.
"This was a much smaller object than we have to discover and warn," said Lindley Johnson, NASA Planetary Defense Officer.
In their new paper, two Spanish researchers warned that only "three natural objects were discovered before they collided with the Earth."
It is possible that the 2018 LA formed during a massive collision between two or more rocks in the belt of the asteroid – meaning more meteors are on the way.
The researchers found "over twenty" asteroids that "resemble" the 2018 LA in terms of their size, shape and orientation in space.