Huge asteroid is heading to Earth and Nasa hopes to destroy it

Huge asteroid is heading to Earth and Nasa hopes to destroy it
 

Heads up, an asteroid is hurtling towards Earth.
But have no fear… Nasa are set to use the moment to test their planetary defence system.
The 100-feet-wide solid piece of celestial rock, is set to pass our planet on October 12.
Dubbed ‘2012 TC4’ it is estimated that the asteroid will miss us by just 4,200 miles.
Michael Kelley, a program scientist, said: ‘Scientists have always appreciated knowing when an asteroid will make a close approach to and safely pass the Earth because they can make preparations to collect data to characterise and learn as much as possible about it.
‘This time we... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Hot News, Views: 42
Source: Metro
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