Asteroid Considered to be potentially dangerous
Outer space is one of the biggest unknown entities to human beings, although space agencies around the world do their best to try to discover things that happen outside our planet.
NASA, one of the world’s leading space agencies, possesses a system called ‘Sentry’ which exhaustively monitors asteroids and the possibilities of whether or not any could collide with Earth in the next 100 years.
The American space agency has considered an asteroid called ‘2009 JF1’ to be potentially dangerous. In fact, it is considered the fifth most dangerous star in terms of its size, distance and speed of approach towards planet Earth.
NASA has been able to establish the exact date and time of a possible impact with planet Earth.
The day would be May 6, 2022 and the time would be at 8:34 in the morning (Spanish Peninsular Time).
Asteroid 2009 JF1 is not that big but it travels at a very high speed of 23.92 kilometres per second, almost twice that of the most dangerous asteroid that exists, which is expected to impact Earth in the year 2880.