An Asteroid named 2014 HL129 passes through a gap between earth and moon
Asteroid are loose cannon of space looking for any target to hit. Recently, an asteroid of school bus size nearly missed earth. Trajectory of asteroid was between the moon and the Earth.
New York: Asteroid was 25 foot wide, known as 2014 HL129. It was 186,000 miles was from Earth’s surface. It was 53,000 miles closer than the distance between earth and moon.
If asteroid of that size collide with earth, impact has capacity destroy a complete small city. It will be half equivalent to Hiroshima nuclear holocaust of 1945.
NASA and its team have studies such asteroids for several years. They keep an eye on trajectory of asteroid, which might cross Earth’s path. Researchers have found that there are unknown asteroid in space, which have capacity to cause impact any day without any warning.
For astronauts believe that, Earth is 10 times more vulnerable to get hit by an asteroid. Earth is naked, when it comes to defending Earth from dangers of space. We have been saved from such dangerous by sheer dumb luck.
Even NASA presented its view on such passing by. They are aware this type passing by happen on regular basis and space watching is not going to help if we want to save ourselves form it.
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