Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 23, 2015

NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth

Wait, there was supposed to be an asteroid hitting our planet next month? That can’t be true, as I’m sure I would have heard about a team of oil drillers being sent into space to detonate a nuke by now.

"There is no scientific basis -- not one shred of evidence -- that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. In fact, NASA's Near-Earth Object Observations Program says there have been no asteroids or comets observed that would impact Earth anytime in the foreseeable future. All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01% chance of impacting Earth in the next 100 years.