However, the agency estimates that none of these asteroids will have a chance to hit Earth in the next hundred years. The last such catastrophic damage occurred 66 million years ago, when a 10 km wide asteroid, Chicxulub’s impactor, hit Earth and destroyed the planet’s dinosaur. Scientists have suggested several ways to drive the asteroid away from Earth by detonating the asteroid from the spacecraft before it reaches Earth.
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