Scientists Predict When Extinction Level Asteroid Will Hit The Earth

Over the years, many groups have predicted the end of the world.  Personally, I think the world already ended but the Illuminati has covered it up.  In the last couple of years, we have seen asteroids that have passed by the Earth with the potential of destroying life as we know it.  Now, scientists have gotten together to predict when the big one will hit and they admit that we are helpless to stop it.  The impact is expected to be as great as the one suspected of causing the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Scientists have labeled the asteroid that will hit Earth as Nemesis.  It could be an asteroid, a comet or even our own sun.  They believe it would have an elliptical orbit which would make it easier to make contact with our planet.  Since they have predicted one of these hit the Earth every 26 million years, we are due to be hit in 10 million years or so, give or take a couple of centuries.

 “How likely is Nemesis to actually exist? The ‘evidence’ seems to have gone back and forth in recent years,” Lindley N. Johnson, NASA’s Planetary defense officer who helps devise plans for the U.S. government to stop an asteroid or comet, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Nemesis theoretically has an extremely elliptical orbit, swinging by our sun once every 26 million years and redirecting the orbits of asteroids and comets to bombard Earth. Researchers have never found Nemesis, but such a star would be exceedingly difficult to detect.

Nemesis would be a faint red or brown dwarf star, orbiting our sun at a distance of about 1.5 light years. The majority of stars in our galaxy actually belong to systems with more than one star.

“We see dwarf stars – but it is difficult to get the 3-D orbital data for such a star in our galaxy as humans do not have the time base to predict such long-scale interactions even with great observational data and that certainly does not exist for any but the closest stars,” Dr. Joseph A. Nuth, a senior asteroid scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, told TheDCNF.

Nemesis’ gravity could alter the orbits of swarms of comets or asteroids in the outer solar system, placing them on a collision course with Earth.

“Stellar interactions should effect Oort cloud comets, not asteroids except as secondary products of a ‘comet storm’ hitting the inner solar system,” Nuth said. “Basically you need a massive gravitational perturbation or lots of collides to get this.”

“We probably can’t handle a single asteroid on 5 – 10 years warning,” Nuth said. “A comet or asteroid storm coming with less than a decade warning would require dropping everything else and going to full defense as a planet – and it still probably would not be enough.”

The best way to stop an asteroid or comet from hitting the Earth may be to send a spacecraft up to intercept it. NASA, however, would need at least five years to construct a reliable spacecraft and man it. If more than one asteroid or comet were coming at Earth, stopping them all in time could be impossible.

“Impact of an asteroids as large as 1 kilometer in size are estimated to cause global effects, i.e. enough dust, debris and/or water vapor expelled into Earth’s atmosphere to block sunlight and negatively affect the climate world-wide,” Johnson said. “An event that caused mass extinction would need to be significantly larger than that.”

H/T The Daily Caller

Steven Ahle

I have been the editor and writer for Red Statements and The PC Graveyard. Won the 2014 FJN Journalist of the Year Award. Author of six fiction books available on Amazon.com "I am a troll bridge. You can cross me but you will pay the price"

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