In social networks, new news about the arrival of an asteroid destroying the Earth again raised alarm.
This time around the asteroid, it’s 2009 JF1, which, according to some media and publications in digital spaces and communities, will impact the planet on Friday, May 6.
The truth is that although the asteroid is 2009 JF1, it actually exists, orbits the Earth and is on NASA’s list of “potentially dangerous objects”, and the odds of it affecting the planet are only 0.026%.
That is, there is a 1 in 3,800 chance of an effect occurring. That means ok With data from NASA itself, it is likely that the asteroid will not hit Earth on Friday.
However, given its small size (between 10 and 20 meters according to scientists’ calculations), due to its small size (between 10 and 20 meters according to scientists’ calculations), it is more likely to disintegrate and do no harm.
To put it in context, the diameter of the asteroid that fell 66 million years ago and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs was about 10 kilometers in diameter.
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“In other words, if it did enter the atmosphere, it would almost certainly leave us with a wonderful meteor star,” said science celebrity Alex Rivero.
Right now, a real-life version of Don’t Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, seems highly unlikely.
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