30 Space Myths We Should All Stop Believing

Asteroids Rarely Hit The Earth

29. Asteroids Rarely Hit The Earth

Almost every time an astronomer declares that an asteroid is about to hit Earth, we all press our panic buttons and worry about if that means the end of the planet as we know it. Honestly, asteroids have a huge impact on the planet and it happens more than we realize.

The good news is that thanks to the all super powerful atmosphere surrounding the Earth, a majority of these objects burn up before they can cause any serious damage and leaves in its wake almost 78,000 thousands tonnes of space debris. Mini asteroids are cutely called ‘Bolides’ and measure between 1-20 meters in diameter.

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