However, a few objects cross Earth’s orbit and are large enough to cause harm to our planet. These asteroids are called “Near Earth Objects” and scientists are in a race against time to locate and track all of them. Scientists unanimously agree that it is only a matter of time before one of these objects strikes the Earth. The extent of the damage will depend on its size and the location of impact. Missions, such as NEOWISE are dedicated to locating more of these objects, and in the past year, they have discovered ten new asteroids. Those asteroids are still being evaluated to see if any will collide with Earth in the future.