God willing I live to see 2032. Hopefully, by then there will be more advanced technology that can distroy this asteroid the second time around…
A large asteroid has been discovered zipping past Earth that astronomers say is dangerous and will return on August 26, 2032.
“A 400-metre asteroid is threatening to blow up the Earth,” Russian vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin, in charge of his nation’s space research, wrote on his Twitter account.
“Here is a super target for the national cosmonautics.”
The asteroid was discovered by astronomers in the Ukraine on Saturday who promptly named it 2013 TV135.
The astronomers said they discovered the asteroid was approaching Earth at a potentially dangerous trajectory, RIA Novosti reported. They calculated the potential collision date – with a force as powerful as two thousand atomic bombs – but acknowledged that the odds of an impact are 1 in 63,000.
NASA said in a statement, named “A reality check”, that it was 99.998 per cent certain that when it heads back around the planet in 2032 it will sail past again.