Ruble pile asteroids are far more common and durable than previously believed, but it does mean that using nuclear weapons could safely stop an impact.
Both asteroids 2019 BO2 and 2019 BZ4 are around 36 meters in diameter, meaning 100 pugs. But it won't hit us – pugs are more likely to.
Both asteroids 2023 AT and 2023 AE1 are as much as 22 meters wide, meaning 22 emperor penguins. They won't hit us though – penguins are more likely to.
Asteroid 2012 BV13 could be as large as 220 meters in diameter, just a bit smaller than the 269 meter Titanic. It won't hit us though.
The comet was designated C/2022E3 (ZTF) and it was discovered in early March 2022 by the Zwicky Transient Facility. It isn't going to hit us, but it will be visible with the naked eye.
Asteroid Launcher is a free online simulator that will tell you the results, minor or catastrophic, should an asteroid impact any given location on Earth of your choosing.
Researchers think the Ryugu asteroid surface was dehydrated. This raises several implications, aside from the fact that it implies the existence of water.
Asteroid 2022 XX, a bit larger than an elephant or twice the size of Andre the Giant and Shaq, will pass just 200,000 kilometers away from the Earth.
The study is the latest research to come from the analysis of the samples of the Ryugu asteroid brought back to Earth in 2020 by the Japanese mission Hayabusa2.
A fist-of-its-kind study exposed inorganic material to gamma rays and saw them form amino acids. This could have also happened in space.