Hey folks! Have you heard about the asteroid which was due to make a close pass from the Earth and if it was just a bit closer….I wouldn’t be writing this post right now.
NASA tried to keep it a secret as it posed no threat to us. But that big(asteroid) cannot be kept secret.
Asteroid 86666 was first spotted 16 years ago in March 2000 by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona.
In August, NASA was forced to post a blog dispelling the countless rumors and speculation about asteroids that were due to pass the Earth in September.
This speculation suggested that an asteroid would impact Earth, sometime between September 15-28 near Puerto Rico.
Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object office, was reported as saying at the time that there was “no scientific basis or shred of evidence” to confirm those rumors.
He added that there would be no Earth impacts “anytime in the foreseeable future” and all known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a “0.01 per cent chance of impacting Earth in the next 100 years”.
So, there is nothing to worry about for the next 100 years.