NASA detected an asteroid that could provoke chaos on Earth next year
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NASA detected an asteroid that could provoke chaos on Earth next year

NASA detected an asteroid that might impact Earth next year, therefore provoking long term chaos in the climate of our planet and deeply affecting the atmosphere. This might sound like a sci-fi movie scenario but it is actually closer to being real than people might think.

The asteroid

The asteroid is officially named “1998 OR2” and it has a diameter of about two and a half miles. According to the Centre for Near Earth Object Studies, it is set to fly past our planet at about 10am on April 29 2020. It is expected to fly at about 3.9 million miles from Earth, but a collision provoked by mitigating factors is still possible.

Possible reasons for a collision

One of the causes for a hypothetical collision is the Yarkovsky effect in which heat exerted from an internal object like a star can modify the spin of an asteroid and push it in a deadly collision course with our planet.

Another potential factor is the fact that the asteroid could pass throu

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