Our Planet Earth might have just 29 years left in its life cycle, as NASA has revealed that the planet may face massive destruction in 2036, following an asteroid hit. According to the world’s leading space agency, an asteroid named Apophis will collide with the Earth, causing the extinction of human species.
According to the American space agency, the asteroid named Apophis will collide with Earth, resulting in human extinction.
NASA detected the asteroid in 2004 and has been observing the celestial body for the past 13 years, finally concluding that the deadly strike may occur in 2036.
According to a report in the IB Times, the news has been confirmed by Duane Brown, a NASA official at the Washington Headquarters.
Steve Chesley, a NASA scientist, along with his fellow teammate Paul Khodas from the jet propulsion laboratory of NASA, learned the trajectory of the asteroid since 2009, and they predict that the collision may cause precisely on April 13, 2036. The updated orbit of Apophis was finalized after observations made by Dave Tholen and his collaborators at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy.
“Apophis was one of those heavenly bodies, which attracted the interest of the public, as it was discovered in 2004. Updated computational techniques and newly available data indicate the probability of collision of the Earth April 13, 2036,” writes NASA on its website, IB Times reported.