Scientists and astronomers alike have recently warned that four asteroids will be bound for a close collision with Earth on Wednesday, revealing that they are potentially seen to do some damage. Experts have revealed that the biggest of the four objects is 853 feet (260 meters) across which is almost twice the height of the London Eye and will allegedly fly at 8 miles (13km) per second. Additionally, of the four asteroids, the closest encounter that it can get to come in contact to earth which was named 2006LH, will miss by a distance of around 1.5 million miles (2.4 million kilometres) from Earth.
Asteroid Collision On Wednesday: What's The Truth?
In one of his statements reported by The Sun, planetary scientist Dr. Detlef Koschny, co-manager of the European Space Agency's Space Situational Awareness division was quited to have said that if by any chance it were to hit it would do quite some damage. However, he clarified that none of these objects have any chance to impact the Earth, so we are safe. It was found that although many of the near-Earth asteroids (NEA) come within just under 6million miles of Earth each month, experts say that it is very rare for the four space debris to all pass on the same day.
On the other hand, according to Daily Mail, on their website, the European Space Agency said that NEOs could potentially hit our planet and, depending on their size, produce considerable damage. Furthermore, experts have also revealed that while the chance of a large object hitting the Earth is very small, it would produce a great deal of destruction; thus NEOs merit active detection and tracking efforts.
Ultimately, recently last week, experts have already warned that humans are not prepared for an asteroid impact and, should one head for Earth, there's not much we can do about it. So basically, no once can ever tell when we're ready or not as it may come as a surprise.