Published On: Sat, Aug 22nd, 2015

There Is No Threatening Of Asteroid Coming To Earth Confirmed By NASA

NASA’s Near Earth Object Observations Program (NEOOP) says, “there have been no asteroids or comets observed that would impact Earth anytime in the anticipated future.” All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01% chance of impacting Earth in the next 100 years. If there were any observations on anything headed our way, Chodas and his colleagues would know about it. Asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015.


On one of those dates, as rumors go, there will be an impact “apparently” near Puerto Rico causing wanton destruction to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico, as well as Central and South America. Then there were Internet asseveration surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21, 2012, insisting the world would end with a large asteroid impact.

And just this year, asteroids 2004 BL86 and 2014 YB35 were said to be on dangerous near-Earth trajectories, but their flybys of our planet in January and March went without incident just as NASA said they would.

NASA detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets passing 30 million miles of Earth using both ground- and space-based telescopes. The Near-Earth Object Observations Program, commonly called ‘Space-guard,’ discovers these objects, features the physical nature of a subset of them, and predicts their paths to ascertain if any could be potentially hazardous to our planet.

Another thing Chodas and his team do know this is not the first time a wild, unsubstantiated claim of a celestial object about to impact Earth has been made, and unfortunately, it probably will not be the last.

There aren’t any known credible impact threats to date only the continuous and harmless infallible of meteoroids, tiny asteroids that burn up in the atmosphere.

It seems to be a perennial favorite of the World Wide Web. JPL hosts the office for Near-Earth Object orbit analysis for NASA’s Near Earth Object Observations Program of the Science Mission Directorate in Washington.