Global One (G1)— Remember the date Aug. 8, 2023.
Apparently, there’s a teeny tiny chance we’ll get hit with an asteroid that’s been labeled as a “country killer.”
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been tracking an asteroid called 2018 LF16 and calculating its orbit.
Scientists earliest calculations show the asteroid may collide with our planet on 62 possible dates between now and 2117 — with the first being Aug. 8, 2023.
However, we can breathe a sigh of relief.
NASA has determined there is approximately a one in 30 million chance the asteroid 2018 LF16 will smash into Earth — more than 99.9% sure it won’t hit us.
On the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, it’s a “zero” level threat — so highly unlikely Aug. 3, 2023, or any of the other dates the JPL originally mentioned, will live in infamy.
But you probably want to know what will happen if 2018 LF16 hits us — well, scientists say it should be similar to a 57 megaton nuclear blast.