Asteroids are small rocky bodies that usually sit in the inner solar system orbiting the orbit of the sun. Millions of them fly around outer space and their collisions – known as shock events – have played a significant role in shaping many planets. However, they have also played a pernicious role in Earth's history, and it is believed that humans could have destroyed the dinosaurs.
Earlier today, Lambit Opik, Speaker of Parliament for the Space Space Asgardia nation, told Express.co.uk that "the chances of impact are 100 percent, you just don't know when."
The same point of view is with a leading c osmochemist, Natalie Starky, who revealed a person could even survive tomorrow.
Speaking during a recent StarTalk podcast with Neil de Grass Tyson, the popular science communicator said: "You are probably wondering why I am so interested in these sites and that is because I am inherently I wonder where we came from.
"We have not been on this planet for a long time, most of us 1
"I would like to find out why we are here and how we are here and what we leave to our future descendants.
"We may only get here because of comets and asteroids, and in fact we may die in the future because of comets and asteroids.
"They could collide with us and, you see, devastate all humanity. "
Dr Starky, who is also a public engagement officer at Open University, called for more people to be interested in space rocks.
She added: "I want to understand these objects for many reasons, because of how we got here, but also to protect us in the future.
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Space agencies like NASA do not expect significant impact in the foreseeable future.
The US Space Agency said: "Experts estimate that the impact of an object the size of one that erupted over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013 – approximately 55 feet – was conducted once or twice a century.  "The impact of larger objects is expected to be far less frequent – from centuries to millennia.
"However, given the current incompleteness of the NEO catalog, unforeseen impacts – such as the Chelyabinsk event – can occur at any time. ”