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How Long Till The Next Asteroid Hits Earth?

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Thousands of asteroids are being observed; some may come quite close to Earth within the next few hundred years. Right now, no specific date is known, for a specific asteroid to hit Earth.

Thousands of asteroids are being observed; some may come quite close to Earth within the next few hundred years. Right now, no specific date is known, for a specific asteroid to hit Earth.

Thousands of asteroids are being observed; some may come quite close to Earth within the next few hundred years. Right now, no specific date is known, for a specific asteroid to hit Earth.

Thousands of asteroids are being observed; some may come quite close to Earth within the next few hundred years. Right now, no specific date is known, for a specific asteroid to hit Earth.

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it will take 400 years i have been told


Currently there are no asteroids expected to hit Earth in the next 100 years.


Just to begin; an asteroid IS going to hit the Earth. We just don't know WHEN. Or how big. Or how fast. The Earth has been hit before - MANY times before - and unless we humans intercept it, another will hit us. Probably not this year or next, but sometime within the next 100,000 years, an asteroid WILL intercept the Earth's orbit. What will happen? That depends on how big it is, and how fast, and where it hits.


the next asteroid is predicted in 2029


The chances of an asteroid hitting earth in the next 30 to 50 years are low. If it does happen, we will not know how big the object will be until it is discovered or, if we are less lucky, until it hits us. Currently no known objects are expected to hit earth any time in the next century, but some are being monitored for a present, albeit small risk.


An asteroid or meteor that would cause climatic change, about 1 in 600,000 to 1 in 10,000,000.


There is no such prediction: it is not known when an asteroid will hit Earth. There are only some estimations, every how often asteroids up to a certain size will hit Earth, but no specific date.


Many thousands of objects hit the earth every day.It is not possible to predict when an asteroid, large enough to cause significant damage, will next hit the earth.There is no prediction about a specific date. Should any asteroid hit us during the next few centuries, it would come as a surprise. There are general predictions about probability; such as an asteroid above a certain size hitting every so-and-so often (on average).


no it wont next year we will still be here so we can not be deid next year we will be in shcool so no


Answer Small Asteroids hit earth and burn up in the atmosphere almost ever year.There is no threat of a big one hitting Earth in this century. Answer The next asteroid is going to hit the earth either in 2009 going to 2012Its more likely to be in either 2009 or 2012


The question is not very clearly defined. How close do you want the asteroid to pass? How large must the asteroid be, at the least? I would guess that asteroids "pass by Earth" all the time, if you allow them to be far enough, and small enough.


Earth is the next closets planet to Mars. An asteroid belt lies on the opposite side, between it and Jupiter.


As far as I know, there are no specific predictions. Some asteroids are predicted to pass nearby; the probability of any specific asteroid actually hitting Earth is quite small.


Asteroids do not orbit the Earth, they orbit the Sun. An object orbiting a planet is referred to as a moon.


Mars is between Earth and Jupiter. The planet that approaches closest to it is Earth. Also Mars is next to the "Main Asteroid Belt", which is between Mars and Jupiter.


The next one in is Earth, the next one out is Jupiter, although there is a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter called Ceres.


Probably not. At one point scientists through that the asteroid Apophis might hit Earth in 2036, but that possibility has been largely ruled out now that we have a more accurate projection of its orbit. No known asteroids have a significant chance of hitting Earth in the next 100 years.


No, the world will not end next month. The fact that an asteroid will hit the Earth is just a (false) rumor.


the asteroid belt is located between the planets mars and Jupiter


earth is on one side of mars. Jupiter is on the other. (bare in mind, there is a asteroid belt between mars and jupiter) And said Asteroid Belt used to be a planet. Poor Maldek, smashed by the crazy Martians :-)


That is impossible for us to predict. It could happen at any time. Astronomers are keeping watch, to see if anything is coming.


The next asteroid was named Pallas 2 years after that another named Juno was discovered


No. While an impact from a large asteroid could cause a mass extinction event, no asteroid is large enough to destroy Earth. Collisions on the scale of the one that caused the last mass extinction occur roughly once every 100 million years. No known asteroids are on a collision course with Earth any time in the next 100 years.


The arrival of asteroids is unpredictable; it is doubtful that we would get more than a month's warning, and may be a big one will arrive in the next minute.No one can tell the exact day or time.


Saturn is well beyond the asteroid belt. The asteroid belt is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Saturn is the next farthest from the sun, after Jupiter.



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