Will the world come to an end anytime between September 24 and 28?
For the past few weeks, there have been predictions of “asteroid apocalypse” – a time a space rock is expected to wipe out humanity by creating a deep hole into which Earth and its inhabitants would be swallowed. The doomsday prophets claim the world would come to an end between September 22 and 28.
However, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has assured that, though a massive asteroid will zoom past planet Earth on Thursday, the world won’t be threatened.
The 270-metre Asteroid 2012 TT5 will speed past the planet on Thursday, it says.
A spokesperson of NASA said: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.”