The world is ending: Meteorite on track to hit earth next week

Ok… not really, but it will stream by the earth at the relatively close distance of 538,000 km, or about 1.4 times the distance between the Moon and our beloved planet.

So did we get your attention?

According to NASA researcher Don Yeomans, the object, known as 2007 TU24, has a length of approximately 152 meters and will approach Earth next Monday. The star gazers among you should be pleased to know the meteorite will be observable via medium-strength telescopes.

Fortunately for us, Yeomas said the object has absolutely no chance of hitting our precious, pale blue dot.

Statistics show that a collision between a meteorite this large and earth occurs each 37,000 years. Anyone know when we’re due for the next big impact?

Near-Earth Asteroid 2007 TU24 to Pass Close to Earth on January 29

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10 Responses to The world is ending: Meteorite on track to hit earth next week

  1. So, if this was true, what would YOU do in these last seven days of earth?

    I would buy a kick ass motorcicle and the try to find out the name of the model in your header :D

  2. So, if this was true, what would YOU do in these last seven days of earth?

    I would buy a kick ass motorcicle and the try to find out the name of the model in your header :D

  3. I read about this (might have been another rock that will pass earth soon, but I’m pretty sure it’s this one) in a Swedish science paper, a while back, and they were interested in whether our planet or some other planet manages to alter it’s course causing it to hit us bullz eye on the next trip back in 2010-2020.

  4. I read about this (might have been another rock that will pass earth soon, but I'm pretty sure it's this one) in a Swedish science paper, a while back, and they were interested in whether our planet or some other planet manages to alter it's course causing it to hit us bullz eye on the next trip back in 2010-2020.

  5. The next big asteroid will hit on 16th August 2114. At nearly 3 miles wide it could send the earth into a prolonged "Nuclear Winter" and kick start the next, overdue, Ice Age…

  6. The next big asteroid will hit on 16th August 2114. At nearly 3 miles wide it could send the earth into a prolonged “Nuclear Winter” and kick start the next, overdue, Ice Age…

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