Home »  Topic »  Asteroid May Collide With Earth Next Year, NASA Says Monitoring Its Orbit

Asteroid May Collide With Earth Next Year, NASA Says Monitoring Its Orbit


  • The 1998 OR2 is expected to fly past our planet in April next year.
  • The Yarkovsky effect might alter its orbit towards a collision course
  • Gravitation keyhole might also pull the asteroid towards Earth

Asteroids - rocky bodies floating in the space - don't evoke a particularly positive feeling. Remember one of them hitting the earth and wiping out the dinosaurs? Well, it appears that another huge asteroid might be on a collision course with our planet and might wreak havoc due to its sheer size. Named 1998 OR2, NASA is currently monitoring the deadly asteroid that might impact the Earth ...


Read the full text NDTV