NASA Says the Possibility of Earth Being Hit with a Meteor is Very High
Dangerous asteroids flying past Earth are not rare, and more meteor strikes happen than the public is aware of, the head of NASA has said. At the International Academy of Astronautics' Planetary Defence Conference on Monday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said: "I wish I could tell you these events are exceptionally unique ... but they're not." He said more work is now underway to protect our planet from the impact of meteor strikes. While the subject has long been the preserve of big-budget action films, he said: "What we're doing is very serious.