We all remember the Doomsday scare in 2012 while internet and news portals flooded with the end of the world speculations. Seems like the same scenario is set to repeat with news that a massive asteroid is on its way to collide earth. Into details, National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) on Wednesday tracked a massive asteroid estimated to be between 1.7 and 4.02 kilometres darting towards the earth.
According to the NASA sources, the asteroid was found by NASA’s Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) system specially designed to track potentially dangerous asteroids. The asteroid was spotted eight years ago racing around the Sun nearly eight years ago which is now heading towards earth and will reportedly pass through in April 2021.
With various media houses telecasting various versions of this asteroid collision which might lead to an apocalypse, panic swirled a few of the countries. On this note, in a series of statements clarified that the not expected to collide with our planet. However, the asteroid might cause global effects.