New studies show we are not as likely as we thought to be wiped out by an asteroid collision with Earth.
It would appear the hollywood hype was just hype. According to new studies we are more likely to be invaded by aliens than we are to be exterminated by and asteroid. Thats good news right? Feels more like the Robert Frost poem Fire and Ice. Where do you side on this dilemna, would you rather be destroyed by an asteroid collision or invaded and probed by aliens? Don’t answer that question South Beach.
NASA just announced new research shows life on this planet is not as likely as once thought to be wiped out by an asteroid. “The risk of a really large asteroid impacting the Earth before we could find and warn of it has been substantially reduced,” said one expert.
So we’ll have time to wish we could evacuate.
Asteroids larger than 3,300 feet, or one kilometer, would have “global consequences” if they hit Earth, NASA says. It estimates only 981 of those big asteroids orbit near Earth, and researchers so far have tracked down 911 of them.
Also, not as many mid-size near-Earth asteroids as expected are out there, NASA says.“Mid-size” means 330 to 3,300 feet. “Near Earth” means orbiting within 120 million miles of the sun.After scanning space with an infrared camera, astronomers estimate 19,500 of those are swooping by, unlike the 35,000 they’d expected. So far they’ve found 5,200.