Astronomical Events

There's a small chance an asteroid will smack into Earth in 2135, but NASA is working on a plan

There's a small chance an asteroid will smack into Earth in 2135, but NASA is working on a plan

Here's a tip for the planners among us: If you have dinner reservations or theater tickets for Sept. 22, 2135 (it's a Thursday), now might be a good time to scuttle them.

Sometime the day before, scientists say, there is a small chance that an asteroid the size of the Empire State Building will smack into Earth, destroying a lot of living things on the planet.

But don't worry. NASA has got you covered.

Forward-thinking astrophysicists and people who specialize in blowing things up with nuclear weapons have come up with a plan, which they swear was not drawn up by Bruce Willis.

If the asteroid - it is named Bennu - decides to go rogue, they could send a nearly...

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