Enthusiastic theorists have once again predicted that the world is going to end, this time in September 2015, sometime between the 22-28th. The cause of demolition this time? An enormous asteroid striking the Earth.
Fortunately, some of the world's finest stargazers at NASA had the forethought to look for this killer asteroid. In fact, monitoring the paths of asteroids is quite high up on their agenda. If an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, they're quite invested in stopping it.
A NASA spokesman said: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small. In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”
If you're still concerned that NASA is hiding the truth, then there's an easy way to find out whether there really is an asteroid heading towards Earth. Hop over to your nearest observatory for a peek at the skies or buy your own telescope.
There are astronomers aplenty all over the world, professional and amateur alike. If a killer asteroid was heading towards Earth, there would be pictures all over the internet, press conferences and diversion initiatives at a minimum. Telescope sales would skyrocket, we could probably get countries to stop warring for a second in order to blast the asteroid out of the sky, and every country would be elbowing each other for the opportunity to gain global glory for saving the planet.
If these reasons aren't enough to convince you, then this will: Were NASA to spot an asteroid and stop it from destroying Earth, their governmental budget would increase a hundred-fold.
Armageddon sick of all these end of the world conspiracies.
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