Asteroid Impact On Earth Is Inevitable, Scientist Warns

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Another whopper space rock, which was, flew past Earth at about 10,400 mph in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The asteroid, known as 2006 QQ23, could have hit with a force 500 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, had it been travelling along a different trajectory.

Following the asteroid's visit, Danica Remy, the current president of the asteroid-hunting non-profit organization B612 Foundation in California, said that an asteroid smashing into Earth is bound to happen.

Speaking to NBC News he said: "It's 100 percent certain that we're going to get hit, but it's not 100 percent certain when".

It's also nowhere near the size of the sort of "planet killer" asteroid which killed the dinosaurs.

However according to Mr Remy any strike is likely to be smaller, with a more localised impact.

He commented: "The type of devastation that we'd be is more of at a regional level than a planetary level". "But it's still going to have a global impact, on transportation, networking, climate and weather".

Concerns among the public began after a TV channel in Thailand reported NASA's warning about the asteroid passing near Earth, causing Thai viewers to panic.

After a "city killer" asteroid bearing the positive-sounding name 2019 OK snuck up on us in July, with most astronomers hardly aware of it, talk about "potentially hazardous objects" has resumed, with the upcoming 2019 OU1 flyby being described as one potentially exceeding the Great Giza Pyramid in size.

In 2013, one of many asteroids slammed into Russian Federation and injured virtually 1,600 folks. NASA to Crash Spacecraft into Asteroid in 2022.

Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the sun.

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