COULD A HUGE ASTEROID BE HEADING FOR EARTH IN 2036?

asteroid2.jpg A recent article in the Orlando Sentinel stated that on April 13, 2036, there is a 1 in 6250 chance that a massive 1000 ft. wide asteroid named “Apophis” could smash into the Earth with enough force to disintergrate a state.

NASA claims that an asteroid this size hits the Earth every 1000 years and they are busy tracking this one to see where it is heading. Let’s hope this one is a miss, because if it hits the Earth, it will result in quite a mess (considering that it would release the power of about 880 million tons of TNT).

They try to make these types of news articles sound funny when you read them in the paper–but of course “IF” this later came true, there wouldn’t be too much funny about it. NASA knows that it is only a matter of “WHEN” and not “IF”–something like this will one day smash into the Earth. Can you say “OUCH”!!!

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One Comment on “COULD A HUGE ASTEROID BE HEADING FOR EARTH IN 2036?”

  1. lowerpericles Says:

    It will never meet Earth, Jupiter – Mercury gravity pulls greater with big chunks.


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