NASA Plan to Destroy Asteroid Bennu

NASA Plan to Destroy Asteroid Bennu


NASA’s space shuttle NASA’s spacecraft orbiting the Earth’s asteroid, Ben-Hur, has sent shocking pictures this week, in which the asteroid has seen the Earth and the Moon appear like a point. NASA warned that if the asteroid hits the ground, then 80,000 times more frightening catastrophe can be compared to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Hiroshima case

On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the United States dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan’s city. In which about one lakh people were killed. The atomic bomb left the equivalent of 16 kiloton TNT during the explosion.

large bomb floats in space

Bennu weighs 500 feet long and weighs 8.7 million tonnes. This giant rock is taller than the Empire State Building. It is 1,664 times heavier than the Titanic ship. Scientists say that collision with Earth can potentially have a bad effect on the lives of millions of people. However, the agency says that it is only one time out of 2700 that there is a possibility of collision with its soil.

Secrets will open

Scientists hope that this asteroid will help uncover some mysteries behind the origin of human existence.

Preparing to tackle

NASA is preparing to destroy the asteroid with a nuclear bomb. NASA has designed the Spacecraft designed for the Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response (Hammer), which will take nuclear weapons to destroy it when the asteroid approaches Earth.


NASA’s space shuttle OSIRIS-Rex is currently investigating this asteroid. Moving around him, she is sending pictures of her on the earth. In 2020, this vehicle will land on the surface of this asteroid. From there, they will return to the earth with rock samples.