The Tunguska meteor that hit the Earth in 1908 — the largest known natural object to enter the planet’s atmosphere ever — flattened 2,000 square kilometers of forest. Trajectory of asteroid 2019 OK as it passed by Earth on July 24-25, 2019. Reply-. Reply. The asteroid moved right-to-left in this diagram, reaching its closest point to Earth at about 01:22 UTC on July 25, 2019. But it's not expected to collide with our planet, thankfully. When most people consider asteroid impacts, they think of the enormous, 10-kilometer wide one that hit Earth some 65 million years ago and likely led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Major asteroid impacts are believed to cause mass extinctions by ejecting so much dust into the atmosphere, that the amount of sunlight available for plants to photosynthesize with is greatly reduced for several decades.
On April 29, an asteroid estimated to be between 1.1 and 2.5 miles wide will fly by Earth. April 7, 2020 at 9:47 pm. You know it’s bad when this shit doesn’t even scare you and you’re okay with dying. It’s difficult to say. The largest asteroid is called Ceres. I still think the Corona virus is worse. April 7, 2020 at 9:47 pm. Next: What if the largest earth hit an asteroid. olcorral. Unlike most asteroids, Ceres is … Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September This asteroid is one of the largest yet to be discovered, measuring about 4.4 km (2.7 mi) in diameter. Answers is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want Universe Today August 22nd 2017 April 7, 2020 at 9:47 pm. Would you want to know before it happens? Reply. Miami Wave. It is about one-quarter the size of the moon and orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter in a region called the asteroid belt.