Asteroid MT-1 is dangerous if it hits populated area: ISRO’s Sharma to NewsFirst Prime 

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Published July 10, 2024 at 3:35pm

Update July 10, 2024 at 4:45pm

    An asteroid 2024 MT-1 travelling at a speed of around 50,000 km per hour is hurtling towards earth;

    The cosmic object poses significant risks

    Scientists working hard to change its direction

An asteroid 2024 MT-1 travelling at a speed of around 50,000 km per hour, is hurtling towards earth. 

NewsFirst Prime got in touch with SV Sharma, Deputy Director, ISRO, who spoke exclusively with us on what will happen if its direction is not digressed. 

He said, “This asteroid, roughly the size of a Volvo bus, is likely to hit any place on the planet. Though there is no prediction as to which part will be affected, it is said it might perhaps fall into a sea or a desert.

He also delved into the aspects of how dangerous it could be if it hits a densely populated area.   

“If it hits a densely populated area, the harm caused could be massive.” 

With the significant risk the cosmic object poses, scientists are working hard to change its direction. 

“Scientists are working overtime to divert the direction of the asteroid using rockets,” he noted. 

Asteroids burn upon entering Earth’s atmosphere due to friction with air molecules. This friction generates intense heat, causing the asteroid’s surface to reach high temperatures and combust, often resulting in a bright streak of light visible from the ground, commonly known as a meteor or “shooting star.”

Asteroid MT-1 is dangerous if it hits populated area: ISRO’s Sharma to NewsFirst Prime 

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    An asteroid 2024 MT-1 travelling at a speed of around 50,000 km per hour is hurtling towards earth;

    The cosmic object poses significant risks

    Scientists working hard to change its direction

An asteroid 2024 MT-1 travelling at a speed of around 50,000 km per hour, is hurtling towards earth. 

NewsFirst Prime got in touch with SV Sharma, Deputy Director, ISRO, who spoke exclusively with us on what will happen if its direction is not digressed. 

He said, “This asteroid, roughly the size of a Volvo bus, is likely to hit any place on the planet. Though there is no prediction as to which part will be affected, it is said it might perhaps fall into a sea or a desert.

He also delved into the aspects of how dangerous it could be if it hits a densely populated area.   

“If it hits a densely populated area, the harm caused could be massive.” 

With the significant risk the cosmic object poses, scientists are working hard to change its direction. 

“Scientists are working overtime to divert the direction of the asteroid using rockets,” he noted. 

Asteroids burn upon entering Earth’s atmosphere due to friction with air molecules. This friction generates intense heat, causing the asteroid’s surface to reach high temperatures and combust, often resulting in a bright streak of light visible from the ground, commonly known as a meteor or “shooting star.”

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