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A research expert insists the world could end soon because of a catastrophic meteor impact - despite NASA's reassurances. Conspiracy theorists say it's time to say bye-bye to our loved ones as they claim Earth's final day could come anywhere from the 22 to the 28 September .
They predict a plethora of horrors will ravage the planet including meteor strikes, earthquakes, tsunamis - with some suggesting they will be sent by God. However, Nasa says it is constantly monitoring the heavens for signs of any incoming asteroids and has given the all-clear.
The international astronomy community is taking seriously the slim threat of a devastating collision with asteroid. In April 2015, an international conference organised by the European Space Agency brought together several scientific disciplines (including astronomers, physicists and engineers) to debate and role-play the possibilities around dealing with an Earth directed asteroid collision.
NASA indicates that if there was any object large enough to do the type of destruction in September indicated by claims across the blogs and web postings, we would have seen it by now.
NASA’s Near Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is at the forefront of what is now a worldwide collaboration to watch the skies for any asteroids that could do harm to our planet.
Their “Spaceguard” programme detects and tracks these objects as well as trying to determine their nature; such as what is their mass or what could they be made of.
originally posted by: Darkblade71
The reality is that we could get hit by a huge asteroid at any time without warning.
They miss them going by all the time.
Could happen 5 minutes from now, 1 month, 10 years, 10,000 years from now, but sooner or later IT WILL happen.
If you watch the known asteroid paths on space weather, they are always posting a day or two after a close one goes by, one they did not see until it missed us. That is normal.
Most of the survey efforts have been very successful in finding the largest asteroids (about 90% of the near-Earth objects larger than 1 km in diameter have been found), but there is still a lot of work to be done with finding and tracking the smaller objects.