Asteroid In 2040 Not A Threat To Earth, NASA SaysBy Marhgil Macuha on Dec 27, 2012 in Astronomy, Science •
Is the earth going to end in 2040 because of an asteroid? No. Year 2040 will not be the end of the world after the failed 2012 prediction, as NASA confirmed.
NASA confirmed on its latest study that the Asteroid 2011 AG5 that was believed to be a threat to earth when it passes by in 2040 will not harm our planet in any way.
Using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii, astronomers confirmed that the asteroid is harmless after an observation campaign was done last October. The latest research said that the asteroid will not get any closer than 550,000 miles (890,000 kilometers), that is twice the distance between the earth and the moon, CNN reported.
“An analysis of the new data conducted by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, shows that the risk of collision in 2040 has been eliminated,” NASA was quoted by CNN on Friday, December 21, 2012.
Finally, the asteroid in 2040 will be another thing we have not to worry about to end our planet earth.
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