And that is only the official estimation! Many were aware of the potential danger of the asteroid Florence, which barely missed Earth on September 1st, and fell into a false sense of security. However, it is time to start paying attention again. NASA announced that an object they named “2012 TC4” is heading towards the Earth and is expected to make its approach on October 12th. New Yorkers will be closer to the object – officially named “2012 TC4” – than to Tokyo.
COMPARE A POSSIBLE IMPACT TO A WATERMELON BEING SHOT WITH A BB GUN
Although it is slightly smaller than Florence, this will not help very much because it is much denser (even denser than granite!) and it is moving faster. 2012 TC4 is thousands of times heavier than the Chelyabinsk meteorite that devastated an entire Russian city. Based on public records, it will make the closest approach to earth of any other asteroid of its size. Compare a possible impact to a watermelon being shot with a BB gun. In this case, Earth is the watermelon, and the BB gun is 2012 TC4. It would penetrate the crust and get into the magma – causing magma splashes and massive volcanic eruptions. Now Imagine 2012 TC4 landing on Texas.
NASA’S PLANETARY DEFENSE SYSTEM WILL BE PUT TO THE TEST ON OCTOBER, 12
Based on the official numbers from NASA the probability of an impact is 1 in 600. However, more disturbing information has been uncovered. In what could not reasonably be a coincidence, NASA is holding doomsday exercises on October 12th, the exact date that the asteroid is supposed to “miss” the Earth. It is quite possible that these are not exercises at all, but rather preparations. Although it is likely that few people have any real protection from this event, those who do have a plan may want to consider it. The government may simply be keeping this information under wraps to avoid panic.