It has been a worse nightmare, an asteroid hitting the earth. According to NASA, an asteroid of 656ft is traveling towards the earth. This space rock belongs to a family of objects that is near-Earth objects.
The size of the asteroid makes it a formidable object. There are n numbers of space rocks of different shapes and sizes. One such space rock of 656ft with intensity hit the earth around 66 million years ago. It is said that this incident has destroyed around 70 percent of the species on earth.
The asteroid BK509 will be moving towards earth at a speed of about 12.49km per second or 27939mph. If this speed is maintained by the asteroid, it will be reaching very close to the earth.
The closest approach of space rock will be 7.16 million kilometers from earth. This distance may be seen so vast in human terms, but it is very close in terms of the universe. Few space specialists have accepted that potential outcomes of a doomsday space rock hit, later on, can’t be precluded.