Top 10 Most Dangerous Asteroids on a Collision Course With Earth

Apophis

Named after the Egyptian god of chaos, Apophis poses a potential threat due to its close approach to Earth in 2029 and 2036, although the risk of impact is low.

Bennu

Classified as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA), Bennu is being closely monitored by NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, which aims to study and potentially deflect it if necessary.

1950 DA

With a potential collision risk in the year 2880, asteroid 1950 DA is one of the most hazardous objects due to its large size and high impact velocity.

99942 Apophis

Initially thought to have a high probability of impacting Earth in 2036, further observations have reduced the risk, but it remains a significant object of interest for astronomers.

101955 Bennu

This asteroid has a 1-in-2700 chance of impacting Earth between 2175 and 2199, making it one of the most closely studied asteroids in terms of impact risk assessment.

(29075) 1950 DA

With a diameter of about 1.1 kilometers, this asteroid is among the largest PHAs and has a small chance of colliding with Earth in the distant future.

29075 (1950 DA)

This asteroid's orbit is poorly constrained, leading to uncertainties in its future trajectory and potential collision risks, requiring continued monitoring and study.

29075

Despite its large size, asteroid 29075 has a low probability of impact in the foreseeable future, but its orbit should be monitored due to the potential for future close approaches.

2009 FD

Discovered in 2009, this asteroid made headlines due to its close approach to Earth in 2019, highlighting the need for continued efforts to track and assess potential impact risks.

4179 Toutatis

This irregularly shaped asteroid has made several close approaches to Earth, with the most recent occurring in 2016, although none of these encounters posed a significant impact threat.