Asteroid attack test by Nasa in space

In order to test Earth's protections against being struck by a large space rock, NASA will crash a spacecraft with an asteroid.

Less than a week from now, during the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, the craft, which was launched a year ago,

 will strike the small asteroid head-on as a practise run to defend against some 30,000 other flying pebbles that are speeding about the solar system.

But don't worry; if they were headed toward Earth, the most of them would just burn up in the atmosphere.

According to the website Flightradar24, about six million individuals tried to follow the plane carrying the Queen's coffin from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt in London.

Scientists have been able to map the rate of a massive glacier's melting and predict the potential effects on sea level rise.

It is now being said that the loss of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, which is 75 miles wide, might result in a three to ten foot rise in sea level.

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