Apocalypse soon: Comet could hit in 2040

Scientists have detected a comet 140 meters in diameter that is due for a fly-by in 2040. There is an outside chance that it could collide with Earth.

The giant rock, known as AG5, has an elliptical orbit that will bring it within striking distance of our planet in 23 years. According to researchers the comet could be diverted towards Earth by a gravitational keyhole – an area of space subject to the gravitational pull of surrounding planets.

Although the chances are slim, the possibility of impact is a little too close for comfort.

“In 2012, AG5 is the object which currently has the highest chance of impacting the Earth in 2040. However, we have only observed it for about half an orbit, thus the confidence in these calculations is still not very high,” said Detlef Koschny of the European Space Agency’s Solar System Missions Division.

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  1. Alarmists! In astronomy, they say, 1 = 100. This is because, the verification of the claims is impossible. Same can be said about the possibility indicated in this article.
    Let me offer another possibility, a solar flare can come our way any time and fry our planet in second.

  2. In the 50 signs of judgement the angel of death will strike a trumpet (something that will hit earth and kill all jins,angels and humans)
    then in the secand trumpet the living things will all come back alive.

    in the verse 3:151
    it says you shall slay all the evil non muslims/false christians.
    and i turned it upside down to 1:153
    it says allah is patient and you should pray and worship for help.
    i found out the muslim conquest for rome(flase christians) i have found 3 dates.
    5th of january 2013
    5th of january 2031
    3rd of january 2015
    1st of march 2051
    3rd january 2051

    ~Adam

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