Since people started over-reacting on the internet about the end of mankind, NASA denies the rumor that the Earth will end soon.
Specialist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration say that the World will not end in a matter of months, years or even decades and the possibility of an asteroid hitting our planet in the next one hundred years is estimated at around 0.01% chance of happening.
NASA decided to confirm that our planet is safe making a public statement, since many rumors on the internet state that Earth will be hit by an asteroid strike somewhere between September 15 and September 28, this year.
Scientists felt like they had no other option than to speak up against all the websites and blogs on the internet stating that an asteroid will hit our planet and wipe not just Puerto Rico off the face of the planet, but also destroy the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of US and Mexico, along with Central and South America.
The manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Office, Paul Chodas says that there is no scientific piece of evidence to sustain the rumor that a celestial object will hit Earth in the second half of the month September, this year.
Paul Chodas also wanted to point out that if any object large enough to do that kind of damage to our planet was closing in and about to hit in September, specialists would have noticed this object approaching Earth by now.
According to NASA studies, Paul Chodas says there are no asteroids approaching our planet anytime soon. He added that, out of all the objects observed in space, it is most likely that nothing will hit out planet in the next century.
It is not the first time that NASA officials decided to talk to the citizens about rumors saying that the Earth is coming to an end. The same thing happened twice in 2012.
In 2012, scientists had to put an end to the rumor stating that comet Elenin was going to destroy the planet. They explained that the comet was a trail of particles that couldn’t damage Earth.
Another similar rumor from 2012 was also killed off by NASA officials. A lot of people believed that the world would end on December 21st, 2012, because that was the last day in the Mayan calendar. Scientists had to explain that the calendar was not trying to predict an apocalypse.
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