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Any news about the asteroid which was expected to hit the earth about 2012?

It was found in news some four months back that some asteroid is going to hit the earth in the fourth quarter of 2012. Whether this menace has been handled and successfully averted?


  1. It is predicted to come close. Somewhere around 0.04633 AU.
    Thats a pretty good deal of distance though, so an actual hit is very unlikely.

  2. Dunno about the asteroid but check out the web for the myan calander. They say the world will end in the 4th quarter of 2012. they predicted this thousands of years ago. whooooooo Sh!@@@#g myself now.

  3. it’s okay, Bruce Willis took care of it in “Armageddon II: The Rescue”
    great movie, I love how the second space shuttle was just in time to get Bruce off the asteroid, but even before they got back to Earth they were told about the second asteroid coming behind the first.
    “Back to work, boys!” Bruce announces to his plucky crew, and they are off on another adventure.

  4. No asteroid discovered 4 months ago will hit earth in 2012 – end of story. In fact the only asteroid that will come even close to us is one dicovered more than a year ago that will come close in 2029 and again in 2036.

  5. 0.02141 AU minimum distance is not a hit. It is not even a near-miss. It is a passage at a comfortable distance.
    One AU is 149 million km distance.
    Everything, which has not two zeros behind the dot is not getting close. The average distance of the moon is about 0.0026 AU – ten times closer than the closest approach in the last quarter of 2012.

  6. The asteroid Toutatis is scheduled to pass by the earth on December 12, 2012 at 18 times the moon’s distance, or about 4-1/4 million miles (6-3/4 million kilometers). There is zero chance of a collision. See link; scroll down to 2012 in the second column and find Toutatis in the first column.
    The Toutatis collision scenario, like all of the other 2012 doomsday scenarios, is bogus.

  7. Well, it really would be news if such an asteroid existed.
    Wrong on two counts. First, there is no asteroid at all which is expected to pass near earth in 2012. (No planet, either). Second, the asteroid that IS expected to have close passes in 2029 and 2036 is NOT expected to hit. The odds are extremely low and getting lower as data get better.
    (Note, I am not counting asteroids beyond a reasonable distance. There are tiny asteroids which come within several million miles of us every year.)

  8. Hmmm…yes, on closer inspection of my notes it would seem that this question and indeed the imminent destruction of planet Earth is (as usual) an EPIC FAIL!

  9. Can you cite a link to this news story? I know of no asteroid predicted to hit the Earth at any time in the future, let alone in 2012. There are plenty of predictions of near misses, but the best odds of any object hitting the Earth is the asteroid Apophis in 2036, with odds of 1 in 45,000 against, not something I would lose much sleep over.

  10. All the so-called “Mayan prophecies of 2012” are nothing more than wildly speculative extrapolations, which are based on the yet uncertain interpretations by scholars of Mayan hieroglyphs. However, the truth is that apart from the astrological convergence, there is little indication that the Mayans prophesied anything specific regarding the events of this distant future. The Mayans were not prophets; they were not even able to predict their own cultural extinction. They were great mathematicians and accomplished sky watchers, but they were also a brutally violent tribal people with a primitive understanding of natural phenomena, subscribing to archaic beliefs and the barbaric practices of blood-letting and human sacrifice.
    There is absolutely nothing in the Bible that would present December 21, 2012, as the end of the world. While that date is no less valid for an end-times event than any other future date, the Bible nowhere presents the astronomical phenomena the Mayans pointed to as a sign of the end times. It would seem very inconsistent of God to allow the Mayans to discover such an amazing truth while keeping the many Old Testament prophets ignorant of the timing of the events. In summary, there is absolutely no biblical evidence that the 2012 Mayan prophecy / prediction of doomsday is in any sense valid or probable.
    Accepting the Mayan 2012 prophecy logically requires acceptance of the following theories: our sun is a god; the sun is powered by the blood of human sacrifice; the creation moment occurred at 3114 B.C. (despite all evidence that it happened much earlier); and the visual alignment of stars has some significance for everyday human life. Like every other false religion, the Mayan religion sought to elevate to the point of worship that which was created in place of the Creator Himself. The Bible tells us about such false worshipers: “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25), and “since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). To accept the Mayan 2012 prophecy also denies the clear biblical teaching about the end of the world, because Jesus told us “…of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father” (Mark 13:32).

  11. It is all fake like that answerer said in the past there were other fake predictions and odds. IF SOMEONE REPORTS ME FOR THIS HE IS AN IDIOT.

  12. yes an asteroid will come very close to this planet,it will not hit but it will cause atmospheric disturbance. do you not ever think that all these things the goverment agencys tell you are to suppress panic and total breakdown of order,why is it each goverment has for years been building underground complexs and storing vast amounts of food water equipment etc and why they have a list of people who will taken in to these complexs????!!!!!! do you think they just being carefully prepeared? just in case.

  13. I have answered this many times before, 2012 equals, granted a very active Solar Maximum, but these prophesies were made 1000’s of years ago by a very hateful civilisation of torture and sacrifice, if i am to trust them and believe in them, then i would prefer to die, the prophesy is made up of poor science and humanity’s DREADFUL GREEDINESS, fear sells books and films, 2012:the Film is coming out, theres a few million for the makers, and if people didn’t think it was going to happen, would it sells as bad, i am pretty sick of people rely on people that lived thousands of years ago and shorly can see into the future.
    Saying all that, the Mayans at no point said anything about a disaster or an asteroid, just crackpot theorist that have no idea about what is going on.

  14. You might be thinking of asteroid Apophis which will pass within 0.09666 AU (14.4 million km) of the Earth on 2013-01-09. It won’t even be close. in 2029 it will come in for a closer approach but may only be perturbed by earth’s gravitational field. The closest will be 2036 when there’s a possibility for impact.
    All I can tell you is that it’s being carefully watched. Hopefully by 2029 we will have perfected one of our asteroid deflection technologies and will be able to successfully deflect it before the 2036 encounter (which is iffy at best for a collision).


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