A fireball that exploded in the sky over Japan could be linked to a huge asteroid that is destined to collide with our planet.
This is the warning of scientists trying to discover the origins of a small object the size of a ping pong ball that exploded in Earth's atmosphere in 2017.
Fortunately, the fireball fell the size of a ping pong when it entered the atmosphere and was seen across the Kyoto sky, as reported by LiveScience.
The point is that scientists have now discovered that the asteroid came from a much larger father, the 2003 YT1, with a diameter of about two kilometers. This large ox is estimated to have a six percent chance of reaching Earth sometime in the next 10 million years. Admittedly, this is a very large variety, but still, damn it.
2003 YT1 was first discovered in 2003 and is a binary asteroid. This means that there is a primary and secondary asteroid orbiting the same axis known as baricenter. The two-kilometer asteroid is the big daddy, but it has a small child who shares its space, about 200 meters in diameter.
That six percent chance is very small, but it is enough for scientists to consider it potentially dangerous.
Not that I want some anguish for future generations, but hopefully this little window will not occur during our lifetime.