You might have heard about the great asteroid that is going to hit Earth in September, how the human race is going extinct and about how we should leave the planet now. If you heard about this, then you can calm down. NASA explained why this is all a hoax, that the world will not end in September and the people will live their lives as usual.
There have been numerous blogs and even news bulletins talking about the giant asteroid which is going to doom us all next month, but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was kind enough to take a little break from its usual activities just to assure us that everything is fine. According to NASA, the theory is completely baseless and nobody should worry about any asteroid.
Paul Chodas, the manager of the Near-Earth Object office said that “there is no shred of evidence” that an asteroid is even going to pass near Earth in September. Moreover, it was mentioned that all the known hazardous asteroids have a very small chance of hitting our planet. How small you might ask? A 0.01 percent chance. That small.
And we do not even have to worry about it now, since this chance has been calculated to remain constant for the following 100 years. So if anybody is interested in knowing about the end of the world by asteroid collision, feel free to contact NASA after one century. It is not happening now.
The entire might have risen either out of excitement or because of the sheer “end of the world drama”. There has been a lot going on in space recently: there’s the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet roaming around our solar system and which scientists have been looking at and a giant peanut asteroid went by our planet approximately two weeks ago.
And the Perseid meteor shower! The shower could be seen all week in between 3 to 7 August and they surely caused excitement among all human beings. But if you are expecting the end of the world, it is not going to happen.
So, for the time being, everyone is safe, Earth is safe and we can go on with our lives into September knowing that we will live beyond it. If there is something you want to be concerned about, however, you might want to know that July was the hottest month ever recorded. And that is truly worrying.