Well , not exactly. NASA lately reported that an asteroid is going to come within a spitting distance of Earth, but based on new information, it could come much closer than that.
Earlier this year, NASA researchers spotted an asteroid that’s approximately the size of a large yachts zipping toward Earth. In fact, this asteroid( which is 100 feet in diameter) is slightly larger than the one that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013.
Despite the advanced warning of the asteroid, scientists are having a difficult time ascertaining the object’s exact trajectory.
According to The New York Times , it will either pass within 22,300 miles of Globe or stay out beyond the moon. Let’s hope for the latter.
At this phase, a change in the asteroid’s trajectory significant enough to cause it to make Earth seems unlikely, but it’s still a possibility.
“It’s possible, but unlikely, ” told Cornell University doctoral nominee Sean Marshall.”Still, you wouldn’t want to be there if it reached. It could still wipe out a city.”
( via The New York Times)
We can only hope that this thing foliages us alone. If it does fly our route, perhaps we can ask Bruce Willis to bring his Armageddon role to life.