While there are no imminent threats to human live, NASA is studying one asteroid up close which has the potential to hit Earth.
Named Bennu, the asteroid has a 1/2700 chance of impacting our planet between 2175 and 2195.
Discussing Bennu, NASA’s website says: “The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will complete a 2-year investigation of Bennu before plucking a sample of asteroid material off its surface and delivering it back to Earth.
“Along with collecting a sample, OSIRIS-REx will also be studying how light absorbed from the Sun and re-radiated by Bennu affects its orbit—and consequently, how that orbit could become more dangerous for Earth.”
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