The fragments from a possible collision with the Earth could wipe out a vast territory that could engulf the entire continent, warn the experts from the Institute for Astronomy at the Czech Academy of Sciences, reports the British “Daily Mail”.
Every year we can monitor the meteor shower of taurides. Taurides are meteoric particles that have separated from the comet “Encke” which has received the name in honor of the astronomer who discovered it back in 1819’s.
After a detailed study of the meteor shower, scientists have come to the conclusion that many fragments pose a danger to our planet Earth. Specifically, we discovered two asteroids that have not been known – 2015 and 2005 TIks24 UR.
These asteroids were quite large with a diameter of 200 to 300 meters and theoretically there was a possibility to collide with the Earth. In this case the consequences would be disastrous, and they may wipe out the continents.
The Earth passes through potentially dangerous “rain” every few years. According to the estimates of the astronomers, the most dangerous years for the Earth will be: 2022, 2025, 2032 and 2039.