Asteroid Bennu might just be one of, if not the most studied space rocks in the history of mankind. And NASA has released a slew of brand-new, interesting information about it recently.
A study recently published by the agency revealed that the asteroid has a 1 in 1,750 chance of hitting the Earth by the year 2300 and a 1 in 2,700 chance at the exact date of September 24, 2182, reports NewsWeek.
These calculations were made using the NASA OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft, which managed to complete a landmark mission on Bennu in 2018. It was the first-ever human-made object to touch down on an asteroid, which basically made Bennu perhaps the most studied one of its kind ever in human history.
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