NASA predicts that this huge asteroid will cause the end of Earth if we don’t do anything to stop it
NASA has been keeping an eye out for “Armageddon” like situations in space. The 1998 movie depicted a scenario in which an asteroid was on its way to collide with Earth, which would have caused mass destruction and possible annihilation of Earth. NASA has in fact identified several asteroids with potential to impact Earth in future. Here is one of the asteroids that is closest to impacting Earth according to NASA.
1 The huge asteroid
This huge asteroid is named Bennu and it is a carbonaceous asteroid in the Apollo group discovered in 1999 by the LINEAR project. It ranks second on the Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale in the Sentry Risk Table list as a potential Earth impactor asteroid. It has a chance of 1 in 2,700 of impacting Earth in the late 22nd century, around the year 2135. The proper name of the Asteroid is 101955 Bennu and it has a diameter of 492 meters and it has been under constant observation by Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar and the Goldstone Deep Space Network.