Earth threatens 215-meter asteroid

The asteroid LF16 in 2023 will pass dangerously close to our planet, and may even collide with it.

The most likely date for the collision of the LF16 with the Earth is August 8, 2023. Also, this object can cross the trajectory of the Earth in 2024 and 2025. A total of 62 dates are named, on which a 215-meter meteorite could theoretically fall to Earth.

Now the asteroid is rushing through space at a speed of about 15 kilometers per second. A boulder is twice the size of the Statue of Liberty or Big Ben. The consequences of the fall of the LF 16 will be equivalent to the consequences of the tests of Tsar-Bomba – the most powerful in the history of a nuclear projectile.

Despite this “choice of dates,” the danger posed by LF16 is minimal. Most likely, flying past the planet, he will go on traveling through space further. Calculations by NASA experts show that the probability of an asteroid falling on our planet is only 1 to 30,000,000. This means that the cataclysm is postponed, and LF16 will probably miss.

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