We Asked a NASA Scientist: Will an Asteroid Ever Hit Earth? [Video]

Asteroid Planet Atmosphere

Will an asteroid ever hit Earth? There are no known impact threats, but tiny meteors burn up in Earth’s atmosphere all the time! NASA asteroid expert Dr. Kelly Fast tells us more.

Will an Asteroid Ever Hit Earth?

We Asked a NASA Scientist.

Video Transcript:

Yes, asteroids have hit Earth over the course of its history and it will happen again.

Dust, meteoroids, even small asteroids hit Earth all the time and they create those meteors or shooting stars that you see as they disintegrate in the atmosphere.

But impacts of asteroids that affect the surface are much rarer. They happen on time scales of hundreds to thousands to millions of years.

Since the larger they are, the fewer there are but also less difficult to find.

Finding them early is important for advanced warning and to mitigate against potential future impact threats.

8 Comments on "We Asked a NASA Scientist: Will an Asteroid Ever Hit Earth? [Video]"

  1. MOHDAZRILMDSALLEH | September 12, 2021 at 8:26 am | Reply

    2here the locations intime…
    Asia…or……?

  2. Great

  3. Euphegenia Doubtfire | September 14, 2021 at 2:41 am | Reply

    If an asteroid that these scientists know of will hit the planet and cause catastrophic damage to life on earth, do you seriously think that the powers that be are going to tell the peoples of the world and risks losing control and rendering money useless?

  4. Yes a billion asteroids will hit earth in a trillion years.

  5. Great sir 👌

  6. Mario Smeriglio | September 15, 2021 at 7:26 pm | Reply

    I would believe something stinky is going on if we had a garentee that no asteroid would ever hit Earth again! Of course one will,just a matter of time and if you will still be around when it hits ! What,we have a giant flack jacket around our planet !😁💥🔥💯☠️🧠

  7. Hoo no !

  8. Hasn’t anybody heard of a reset?

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