Last month NASA updated its prediction for one of the most hazardous objects in our solar system colliding with Earth - asteroid Bennu.
The updated forecast, measured to extreme precision, detailed the chances of asteroid Bennu colliding with Earth are 1 in 1,750, which was slightly higher than previous estimations. For those that don't know, Bennu was originally discovered back in 1999, and is an asteroid estimated to be around the size of a regular building.
Updated predictions stated that there is a higher chance that Bennu will collide with Earth, but not a certainty. As previously stated, the chances of Bennu actually colliding with Earth are 1 in 1,750, and those odds will occur late in the twenty-second century. To put the odds of Bennu impacting Earth into perspective, the chances are the same as:
- Flipping a coin and having the first 11 attempts all land heads.
- Any four random people sharing a birthday in the same month (the odds of this are 1 in 1,750 exactly).
- Throwing a dart at a dartboard with your eyes closed and hitting a bullseye.
- Winning the state's VaxMillions lottery on two separate days if every eligible adult resident is entered and a new drawing is held every second.
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