Once in a while, rumor starts taking over the media and spreads fatalities related to the end of our world. If it were by the rumors, many times asteroids have hit our planet, many earthquakes have destroyed our habitats, tsunamis have immersed the entire planet in water and climate change has left us on barren lands, walking around like zombies, screaming for water resources.
The most recent news is related to an asteroid that would hit earth in September and wreak havoc everywhere around. NASA has already rubbished claims about this devastating asteroid hitting our planet sometime between September 15 and 28. They have clearly stated that there is no evidence whatsoever about the event happening in the near future.
Although official declarations come to contradict what the entire internet screams about, many recent blogs and web posts keep on stating that an asteroid will impact the Earth next month.
It’s true that we are now facing a high number of celestial effects that rather impact our moods rather than the physical world. The Perseids have just finished their dance on the night sky a week ago, we had a Blue Moon at the end of July and a new Super moon is on its way, on August 29. But that asteroid thing, well, human imagination is unlimited but it certainly got stuck somewhere in the way of creativity, because we’re starting to get tired hearing news about giant asteroids that will destroy our planet.
But let’s have a little bit of fun if we are on fable land. Some fake experts say that the asteroid will impact the Puerto Rico area first, causing wanton destruction to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the US and Mexico, as well as South and Central America. How is it that these imagined asteroids always land on American land, first? Most of the times, when this type of news appears, it relates to the American continent. Oh well, everything started from there, if we take a particular point of view.
According to NASA’s Near Earth Object Observations Program, there have been no comets or asteroids observed that would impact Earth in the near future. All potentially deadly asteroids have less than 0.01% chance to impact our planet in the following 100 years, as NASA declared.
So, we are invited to keep calm and let life unfold at its natural pace, because the world will keep on living for quite some time. The world won’t end in September.
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