27Aug2015

NASA Debunks Rumour Killer Asteroid Will Destroy Earth

Asteroid

There is a huge rumour circulating the internet that a massive asteroid is heading towards Earth and that it will be here sometime within the next month! Ah, that’s comforting I won’t have a long wait.

At least, there WAS a rumour circulating the internet that a massive asteroid is heading towards Earth but scientists have completely put that idea to rest. After all, don’t you think scientists would have already known about this and probably said something about it a long time ago?

Indeed, NASA Near-Earth Object manager Paul Chodas reports that these rumors have “no scientific basis”. He goes on to say, “All known potentially hazardous asteroids have less than 0.01% chance of impacting Earth in the next 100 years.” The impact was projected to hit between September 15 and September 28th. Yes, September of 2015; this year!

Furthermore, the impact was supposed to take place somewhere near Puerto Rico. This, of course, would bring about the destruction of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. Chodas continues, “In 2011 there were rumors about the so-called ‘doomsday’ comet Elenin, which never posed any danger of harming Earth and broke up into a stream of small debris out in space.”

Now, it was also known that asteroids 2004 BL86 and 2104 YB35 were both theorized to be on deadly, near-Earth trajectories towards our planet but their flybys were in January and March, respectively, so that rumor went to bed quickly.

And as such, Chodas concludes, “There is no scientific basis — not one shred of evidence — that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates.”  Pioneer News

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