NASA: Big Asteroid May Some Day Smash Earth!

Enjoy the time you have left, earthlings! After a two-year journey, NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REX is now circling the half-mile-sized rocky Bennu. The NASA ship will pick up some asteroid surface samples, then return home.

One of the reasons for the study is to consider a future Bennu collision with Earth. According to ongoing studies, the first possibility of a destructive crash could happen in 2060. So, maybe it just ain’t too early to start turning your basement into a Bennu bomb shelter and make plans to hunker down for the big crash!

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