Experts warn that an asteroid called the “God of Chaos” traveling at great speed could hit our planet within 48 years.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, scientists confirmed Astronomy at the University of Hawaii said that the huge asteroid is increasing its speed in its path due to the irregular radiation, which enhances its speed.
The research indicated that the asteroid has a chance to collide with Earth on April 12, 2068 – and it may This can be catastrophic, except that the increase in speed increases the expectations of a collision soon.
The planet’s width is more than 1000 feet, equivalent to 93 meters, and its impact will be the equivalent of 880 million tons from the explosion of tri-nitrotoluene (TNT) at once, according to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Wafd.
Astronomers discovered at the Kit Peak National Observatory in Arizona on June 19, 2004 before, and since then they have been tracking the asteroid as it orbits around the sun, a cycle it completes in less than a year on Earth.
Researchers discovered the planet using the Subaru telescope earlier this year, and determined that it had increased its speed after analysis, known as the Yarkovsky effect. When the asteroid body heats up in sunlight, it restores The energy is radiated away as heat, which acts as a motor for the cosmic body.
Dave Thulin, an astronomer, said: “The new observations we got with the Subaru telescope earlier this year were pretty good. Enough to reveal how fast the planet is getting faster and has shown that it is drifting away from its orbit. ”
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