NASA could land probe on asteroid hurtling towards Earth

(TELEGRAPH) — Asteroid 1999 RQ36, which has a one-in-1,000 chance of hitting the Earth before the year 2200, would cause an explosion equivalent to hundreds of nuclear bombs detonating at once.

An analysis of its orbit has predicted that it is most likely to hit us on September 24, 2182 but scientists want to collect a sample of the rock to help forecast its trajectory more accurately.

via Nasa could land probe on asteroid hurtling towards Earth – Telegraph.

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