This Giant Asteroid Could Hit Earth Within 20 Years So YOLO

Mark your calendars for Aug. 26, 2032 as the day the world could end

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The apocalypse is back, and it’s dressed as a 1,350 foot-wide asteroid headed to a planet near you.

A team of Ukrainian astronomers have discovered a massive asteroid, 2013 TV135, that’s on track to hit earth Aug. 26, 2032, Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports. The discovery was confirmed by five other astronomy groups in Italy, the U.K., Spain and Russia’s Siberian republic of Buryatia.

While scientists are unsure if the minor planet will actually hit earth, they estimate the explosion would equate to 2,500 megatons of TNT, or more vividly, “50 times greater the biggest nuclear bomb ever detonated.”

#YOLO, folks.

[Ria Novosti]

72 comments
AlexaGonzalez
AlexaGonzalez

the world is not going to end they maybe scientists or whatever they are but this is so fake and the fact that they said YOLO makes it even worst you scientists sould actually just let that happen if it is we dont know ok so if i were you i would just be quiet 


JasonA.Matthews
JasonA.Matthews

Guys, it's NOT gonna happen, the Asteroid will not hit, destroy and impact Earth on August 26th, 2032, not at all. But, maybe in either 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, or 2030, the Presidents and NASA said that we will evacuate and leave Earth, until after 2032 and in 2033. Maybe we can build more Rockets and Space Shuttles, and even a Space Station, before 2032 happens. Trust me.

sajana21
sajana21

i think befor 2018 earth end

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

Bad news, apocalypse lovers: It ain't gonna hit after all.  In fact, it never was said to be a threat by SCIENTISTS because they knew that they didn't have enough data to say exactly what its orbit was when the discovery of it was announced.  They simply said they were unsure and, like good scientists, didn't rule anything out until they were relatively certain.


Keep in mind, folks, that there is a probability of the Earth falling into the sun, too.  It's an extremely low probability that is about as close to zero as numbers can reasonably be expected to go.  But when speaking, scientists speak in their language of probabilities and people think "OMG!  We're gonna DIE!" when the case is usually the opposite.

swg333tx
swg333tx

Based on those odds, I ---could--- win a big lottery jackpot in the next 20 years or so.  Reporters and TV camera crews, please don't tear up my grass.  Park in the county road right of way.  Thanks.

Poodunk
Poodunk

2032 why not 2014...it's taking way too long to get here. 


Poodunk
Poodunk

2032 why not 2014...it's taking way too long to get here. 

nulledraven
nulledraven

for you idiots who still believe in god should be shameful because normally were are here to live , create , destroy etc... nothing more such as god. if god was real he would create other life on other planets or show sign that he really exits instead of legends of his son Jesus Christ and etc... also if there was heaven do you think it will store space for billions or trillions of people who died past decades.

heath.filmore
heath.filmore

Have you read the book THE MYOSHI EFFECT, about an asteroid headed toward earth? Very funny, and fairly accurate.

mool_
mool_

Time magazine uses YOLO in a headline.  The end truly is near, for Time magazine...

mlskanis2
mlskanis2

"This Giant Asteroid Could Hit Earth Within 20 Years So YOLO" - Asteroid or not, we all die. Just saying, suggesting 'yolo' because of the asteroid makes me laugh. How about "We all die, so let me use proper English to emphasize the seriousness: you only live once." ?

HernaniSasaki
HernaniSasaki

Be closer to God, so when the time comes, you are already prepared.

GelLouFish16
GelLouFish16

When I read the word "YOLO" in this news... I almost didn't believe it...

calamity_river
calamity_river

Did you guys forgot that the NASAs already said that Earth's gonna go fine for more than 4 billion years or so? 

MeetnaJathavedan
MeetnaJathavedan

Scientistsx will invent a way to avoid or strike and destroy the Asteroid  with the blessing of the Divine Power. 


MichaelMobley
MichaelMobley

So this rock is less than 2 football fields wide, and we're scared that it might wipe us out 20 years later?  Pfffttt...  Negro please.

Gravityman
Gravityman

Regardless of this prediction, it will come true eventually. We get hit constantly by small objects. 100 years ago in Siberia k's of land were flattened. There's a huge crater in Arizona. We were hit big millions of years ago that wiped out a lot of species and changed the land mass. A big will hit us again but we may not be as prepared as this prediction. Scientists say if one comes from the direction of the sun there will be very little warning. These things are flying past us as we speak. Like a bad darts player with unlimited darts to throw - one of them will eventually hit the bulls eye

emeraldridao
emeraldridao

Only Time is allowed to say YOLO and still get my thumbs up.

dobe
dobe

How does 1350 feet wide = "massive" = "minor planet"?

mikefnewark
mikefnewark

nasa refutes their claims, saying it's 0.00001% chance of intersecting earths orbit...

mjkittredge
mjkittredge

Stop saying 'yolo' it only makes you look stupid. A woman copying an acronym popularized by a woman beater. Lets just let this one die.

Piacevole
Piacevole

Maybe it's time to re-read "Lucifer's Hammer."

Yoshi
Yoshi

No wonder the "asteroids@home" program is running on "high priority" at the moment on my charity computer.

Well, then, time to put aside our differences and meet the challenge.




Helper
Helper

corect cause the world will end by rapture when god and his angles and the devil and the demons fight


ChrisGallagher
ChrisGallagher

@MichaelMobley perhaps you should go back to 1st grade and learn multiplication and division.  1350 feet is 4.5 football fields...as 1 yard=3 feet.  I'll help you out...a football field is 100 yards...120 if you add in the 10 yard endzones placed on both ends of the field....a football field is 300 feet. So 1,350 feet divided by 300 feet (1 football field equivalent) is 4.5 football fields.  May not be "enormous" but it'll F a lot of s*** up.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@dobe One of the things for an object to be a minor planet is that the object must be rendered spherical in shape due to its own gravity - like the moon.  This rock isn't spherical, So it's not a minor planet.

Massive is also subjective.  Compared to what normally hits the Earth, yes, it's massive.  We only get a hit from a rock of that size about once every 100,000 years.  But it's certainly not capable of a civilization ending event, let alone an Extinction Level Event.  Given that it releases about 2800 megatons of energy, (depending on the composition), it's equivalent to about a  9.5 Richter scale earthquake. (9.5 = 2.7 gigatons or 2700 megatons), it's nothing to sneeze at, so massive may be an appropriate adjective.

It's not small potatoes, but Armageddon it ain't either.

teeel
teeel

@mjkittredge you're thinking of Chris Brown. YOLO was popularized by Drake. Not that any of this will matter when we all die.

Nemesis919
Nemesis919

@Yoshi 


F- that, now is the time to - your enemies


You aren't going to escape that, and the aftermath will create an environment of anarchy and chaos anyway, anything goes, dog eat dog. If we're lucky, the entire species will die off eventually. Seriously, screw all of you.

LRowanMcKnight
LRowanMcKnight

@Yoshi astroids@home? i have SETI and Einstein, hadn't found asteroids yet. i'm off!