According to the latest statement by NASA, asteroid 2013 TX68 could hit our planet.
NASA has dramatically changed its mind about the risks posed by asteroid 2013 TX68 , a 100ft-wide rock which is currently heading towards Earth.
It said there was “a chance” it could plough into our planet next year when it makes another flyby.
However, we are glad to report that NASA thinks the odds of a collision on September 28, 2017, are “no more than 1-in-250-million”.
If it did hit the planet, the asteroid would probably explode in the atmosphere, unleashing as much energy as a powerful nuclear bomb and wiping out anything unlucky enough to be beneath it.
Late last night, NASA published a tweet in which it claimed that Earth would be safe from this asteroid for at least the next century.
However, astronomers cannot precisely predict its movements and have given it a “condition code” of eight out of a possible 10, which means they cannot accurately predict its movements.
Experts cannot say for sure whether the space rock will zoom by at the terrifyingly close distance of 11,000 miles – or fly wide of the planet by 1.3 million miles.
“This asteroid’s orbit is quite uncertain, and it will be hard to predict where to look for it,” Chodas added.
Some conspiracy theorists claimed the Messiah could arrive after the asteroid plunges into Earth, followed by a secret planet called Nibiru.
Others claim NASA is covering up the true risk posed by TX 68.