'City destroyer' asteroid will not collide with Earth

By 16/09/2023 Portal

They called him 'the destroyer of cities'. And not because it was known for certain that it was going to collide with the Earth, but because its size and composition are sufficient, in the event of an impact, to completely destroy a large metropolitan area. Something that, however, has just been ruled out by an international team of astronomers, in which researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have also participated. Discovered in February with the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, asteroid 2023 DZ2 will therefore not collide with Earth, despite the fact that its orbit intersects that of our planet. The reason is that the asteroid, which measures around… See more