NASA may be unable to stop an enormous asteroid which could crash into Earth in 2135, scientists have warned.
It is estimated that Bennu, which is the size of the Empire State Building, would unleash 1,200 megatons of energy on impact, 80,000 times that of the Hiroshima bomb, this means that as Uganda amongst Other many countries struggle to fight against Their current earthly problems such as refugee fund’s corruption, there lies much more natural disasters engraving the earth.
Members of a US ‘national planetary defense team’ have published a study warning of the potentially “dire”consequences of the huge space rock smashing into the planet. The 9 meter tall, 8.8 tons craft is able to deflect asteroids away from Earth and destroy them with nuclear bombs.
In the case of Bennu, scientists have deemed HAMMER “inadequate” as it would be unable to nudge the massive asteroid off course.
The rock is 500 meters in diameter – as wide as five football fields – and weighs about 79 billion kilograms, making it 1,664 times as heavy as the Titanic. Bennu has a 1 in 2,700 chance of
Striking Earth on September 25, 2135. In a few interviews with THE CAMPUSA MAGAZINE, different Ugandans especially university students who preferred anonymity, most of them seemed un scarred about the forecast. Most of them referred to the 1999-2000 crossover saga where most people sought refuge in churches but nothing scary happened.