Maybe you have seen one of the alarming videos or emails circulating around the internet claiming that the End is Nigh. The claim is that an enormous dinosaur-killer of an asteroid is going to smash into the Earth sometime between 15-28 September 2015. The scary predictions say that the asteroid will come down in the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico, causing a “300ft tsunami” and a “Magnitude 12” earthquake which will lay waste to the eastern seaboards of the USA, Mexico and central and southern American nations (European nations will be devastated, specifically Spain, Holland and England, too). Thirty million lives will be lost in the month after the impact, and 40 million more are destined to die from plagues and in civil disorder in the following seven months. Is this terrifying vision of the future going to happen? Unsurprisingly the answer is absolutely no. This prediction is false.

(UPDATE: As nothing happened in September some people are now claiming that an asteroid will impact the Earth in December 2015. This new prediction is also false.)

 

 

Radar imagery of asteroid Toutatis taken by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in December 2012. The orbit of Toutatis is well understood. An analysis indicates there is zero possibility of an Earth impact over the entire interval over which its motion can be accurately computed, which is about the next four centuries. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Radar imagery of the near Earth asteroid Toutatis taken by NASA’s Goldstone Solar System Radar in December 2012. Thanks to studies like this the orbit of Toutatis is well understood. There is zero possibility of this asteroid hitting Earth over the entire interval over which its motion can be accurately computed, which is about the next four centuries. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

 

This prediction is not based on science. No known asteroid or comet is on a collision course with Earth. I am only writing about this nonsensical claim because over the years I have learned that there are people who become genuinely distressed and anxious by false predictions of disaster like this. (If you are very worried by this false story and in live in the UK, why not call AnxietyUK on 08444 775774 to discuss your concerns with a sympathetic listener? Similarly if you live in the USA, there are resources listed on the ADAA website that you may find helpful.)

The claim that this doomsday asteroid is heading our way apparently originated from one Reverend Efrain Rodriguez who has since 2010 promoted in videos and interviews his belief that this forthcoming disaster has been divinely revealed to him. Rodriguez does not claim to have discovered the asteroid or to have calculated its orbit, contending instead that its approach was supernaturally announced to him. He says

God showed me a large rock, an Asteroid, entering the airspace of the town of Arecibo in Puerto Rico, and exiting Mayagüez, heading to the ocean. This will be at 2am. This rock will be making impact in the sea between the island of Mona and Mayagüez. It will hit an active earthquake fault found in that area of the Caribbean, causing a very strong 12 point earthquake that has never been seen. 12 degrees means the Presence of God on the Earth.

He sent NASA a letter in November 2012 outlining his bleak view of the future but received no response. I imagine it was filed under “G” for Garbage.  Rodriguez says that world governments are aware of the approaching menace but are cynically going to evacuate their leaderships to safety without warning the general populace because a population reduction suits their globalist political agenda. However Rodriguez also disapprovingly says that the USA is planning to try to avert disaster:

They are preparing spacecrafts to receive and destroy the asteroid upon arrival to Earth. Also, Obama sent about 40 missiles to PR [Puerto Rico], to try to destroy the asteroid in the sky, so that it may fall on Puerto Rico, and not at sea. The prophet of God Efrain warned them not to press the Buttons “Do No do it!”  he said. “Do Not interfere with the plans of the Lord.”

In reality, no such spacecraft or missiles exist. His belief that even attempting to save millions of  human lives is wrong says much about Rev. Rodriguez and his theology. He seems to preach a grim gospel of despair, offering no future but misery to his congregations.

To be fair to Rodriguez, he seem to have disassociated himself from the September 2015 dates, but these are being promoted by his followers notably someone operating under the name “Light of Mary”. Rodriquez professes that the impact is definitely coming but he cannot say exactly when (except that the impact will occur at 2am and there will be a full Moon in the sky). A lunar eclipse (which is not called a “blood moon”) will be visible over the Americas and western Europe on 28 September 2015  (for more on this amazing spectacle- you should go outside and watch it- see our article The Truth About the Blood Moon Tetrad) and some disaster hoax proponents declare this to be ominous but this is, like all prophesies of doom linked to eclipses, merely superstitious nonsense.

It is significant that Rodriguez has in the past stated precise dates for his apocalypse (in 2013 and 2014) but these have passed by without incident. Rodriguez has also predicted other events, notably the death of one his critics, but none of these have happened either. Rev. Rodriguez is unsure of the disaster’s timing but is certain of its location. According to him Puerto Rico is to be devastated because of its (in his view) uniquely sinful society. In his own words:

Puerto Rico will be the epicenter of Jehovah’s wrath. The island is polluted with sin, adulterers parade in churches, pastors just want tithes and offerings

The day the dinosaurs died. (Image credit: Don Davis/NASA)

An artist’s depiction of the impact 65 million years ago which ended the reign of the non-avian dinosaurs. Nothing like this is predicted for the near future. (Image credit: Don Davis/NASA)

 

Despite his hopeless message and failed prophesies, Rodriguez has many followers worldwide who have proclaimed him to be a prophet and compare him to Noah and Abraham. Rev. Rodriguez makes no secret of his strong political opinions (he seems to intensely dislike President Obama) which are heavily featured in his proclamations. Thanks to the currently remarkably toxic and irrational political climate in the USA this has meant his views have been even more widely circulated by people who may not believe in his apocalyptic visions but want to promote his paranoid-seeming current affairs agenda.

Among many unusual declarations from Rodriguez are his support for claims that guillotines have been procured for future executions of those who criticise President Obama and that thousands of French, German, Russian and Chinese soldiers are already stationed in Puerto Rico with the intention of seizing control from the local authorities after the disaster (surely if Rodriguez is correct about the impact zone, Puerto Rico would be among the worst places to base this invasion force…) Ridiculous as these may sound, unfortunately thousands of people seem to take these seriously. Deliberately adding to the confusion were other lying emails and YouTube videos alleging that “Jade Helm“, a US military exercise scheduled for 15 July to 15 September 2015, was really a cover for disaster preparations. The military finished and packed up their gear on 15 September without incident.

 

Arecibo Observatory radar images of asteroid 1992 UY4, which has a diameter of 2 kilometers, made from four days’ observation in August 2005. (Image credit: Lance Benner/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

The giant radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory  in Puerto Rico has an important role in studying near Earth objects. Here are radar images of  2km wide asteroid 1992 UY4  made from four days’ observation from  Arecibo in August 2005. (Image credit: Lance Benner/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

 

Of course there is a very, very small chance that in the near future a dangerous impact could occur. Astronomers around the world know of 1593 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) at the time of writing. This may sound an alarming large number but the criteria to be put on the list is very wide. PHAs are broadly defined as all asteroids 150 m (500 ft) or more in diameter which could come within 0.05 au (about 7.5 million km or 4.65 million miles) of Earth. This distance is about twenty times the distance from the Earth to the Moon.

Objects on the PHA list are monitored and the details of their orbits refined to predict the possibility of close approaches to Earth. One asteroid  on the PHA list, 2014 UR116, has been linked by some parties to Rodriguez’s false prediction. Discovered by Russian scientists, asteroid 2014 UR116 poses no impact threat to Earth (or any other planet) for at least the next 150 years.

Other asteroids, 2012 TT5 and 2015 GA14,  have been untruthfully named by some websites and newspapers (whose editors should be ashamed of themselves) as possible impacting objects in September 2015. Again these tales are incorrect, on 23 September 2015 GA14 will pass about 0.2 au (1au=93 million miles or 150 million km) of Earth, so it will miss Earth by 30 million km! On 24 September 2015 2012 TT5 will come to about 0.055 au of Earth, so it is going to miss Earth by 5 million miles! During this “close approach” 2012 TT5 will be twenty times further than the Moon from the Earth. Sadly one website which I refuse to link to or publicize has claimed that NASA has marked 2012 TT5 as 6 on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale . This is false, all known objects (as of early September 2015) are rated at o on the Torino Scale (=”the likelihood of a collision is zero, or is so low as to be effectively zero”) .

No comets or asteroids are currently known to be on orbits which will ever cause them to collide with Earth.

Compared with other natural disasters such as earthquakes and severe storms, the hazard from asteroid or comet impacts is small.

Reverend Rodriguez has no known scientific qualifications or connections. His prophesy of disaster is nonsense and appears largely based on his religious and political prejudices. Science has not predicted that a giant asteroid or comet is going to devastate Earth this September. If anyone sends you an email or a link to a video about this foolishness read or watch them if you really want but please do not take them seriously. The people who spread this sort of stuff ought to be ashamed of themselves.

(UPDATE: As nothing happened in September some of the supporters of Reverend Rodriguez are now claiming that an asteroid will impact the Earth in December 2015. Once again this new prediction is false.)

You might also find this video interesting.

 

You may also be interested in our other articles covering false predictions of comet disasters. Just read the comments to see how afraid or angry some people were about these back then, yet nothing happened and we are still here:

10 Things You Need to Know About Comet ISON

10 Facts You Need to Know About Comet Elenin

 

(Article by Colin Johnston, Science Education Director. Updated 9 November 2015. Quotes from Rev. Rodriguez used above found at www.heavenvisit.com/Efrain_Rodriguez.php )

 

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764 Comments

facebook · August 6, 2018 at 10:17

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toni z · October 29, 2015 at 00:41

@Admin

I came to this site (Google showed me ^_^) to find some new facts about the dinosaur killer asteroid (I do believe it). I didn’t find what I’m looking for, but at least I found a good site about astronomy.

I’m posting this comment just to show my gratitude, appreciation and support to you for your patience, after I read some comments here. They’re unbelievably ignorant and overzealous, I say, yet you handled them most nicely and most generously. Good job you’ve done here, and thanks a lot for this excellent site.

(Sorry for the English, for I’m not a natural speaker. Cheers ^_^)

Bugh_guy · October 21, 2015 at 15:51

Makes you wonder whats may really be rumors been flying for a while. Now semi confirmation! http://www.houstonpress.com/news/nasa-says-large-asteroid-will-have-near-miss-with-earth-on-halloween-7859957

    admin · October 22, 2015 at 10:02

    Dear Bugh_guy, did you see in the article you are linking to that the asteroid will miss Earth by 310,000 miles?

Matrix 98 · October 18, 2015 at 05:53

Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect world Where none suffered, would be happy It was a disaster No would accept the program Entire crops were lost lacked the programming language to?…. describe Matrix perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, define through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that Matrix primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix should not exist

Devenoge · October 11, 2015 at 21:37

Well it’s October and as far as I am concerned, I didn’t notice much that could be linked to an asteroid impact at all and the world is still here. Probably because it didn’t happen??? 😉

Luckily, I don’t buy into these stories, they just sound so ridiculous and illogical to me.

By the way, I have great respect for the admin. Not a lot of people have the ability to remain as respectful and polite as this guy, considering the shier amount of stupid stuff that gets posted here.
But seriously, it’s sad how easily people can be scared by a few people with obviously malicious intents. But I guess that’s just human nature, unfortunately.

(And if anyone wants to question my motives, no I don’t work for any particular government or organisation. In fact I don’t even work at all, since I’m a student. But I still have an interest in astronomy, probably because of all the pretty pictures 🙂

1 person · October 5, 2015 at 00:44

PS: TODAY IS OCTOBER 4, 2015 AND PUERTO RICO IS STILL ON THE MAP…DESPITE A HURRICANEWHICH OCCURS ALMOST ALL THE TIME THIS TIME OF YEAR – IT IS HURRICANE SEASON IF CASE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT.

Also for those that feel like doing research, you can also fine man yother dates with the same info, 2012 being one of them depicting end of the world in 2012 – there were others even earlier…

owais · September 28, 2015 at 20:22

Today is 28-09-2015 comet is not hitting on earth it fake

victor · September 28, 2015 at 14:48

we should’nt worry if it will happen or not………lets just make our life pure and keep our self holy……….if all humans were holy no body would worry about this……….

Cam · September 27, 2015 at 20:04

Dear admin. Just a quick question what is your thoughts about asteroid 2015 sv2 that was just discovered days ago? NASA website says it will pass about 1.3 lunar distances but has a condition code of 5. Kind of uncomforting if u ask me

    Cam · September 27, 2015 at 20:47

    *Correction* the asteroid is named 2015 SZ2

      admin · September 28, 2015 at 14:48

      Dear Cam, even under the least conservative estimates this asteroid will miss Earth by half a million km. I see nothing to be concerned about.

Khairul Islam · September 27, 2015 at 16:31

What happened to your Astronauts giant stone?
Stop it down ?. We are human beings. We are alive. That’s why one day we all die. So stop your fake store and wait for your day when you die.

e · September 27, 2015 at 06:18

well i live in tassie so i want get to see it so thank for putting my mind to rest but i kind of still scared

MMB · September 27, 2015 at 02:16

Admin, thanks for all you did regarding this issue. You have the patience of a saint!

    admin · September 28, 2015 at 08:43

    Thanks for the kind words!

Marie · September 26, 2015 at 21:10

And fully trusting you, please tell me everything will be okay! I’m scared as anything ecspecially when the whole world is talking about this again 🙁

Marie · September 26, 2015 at 17:20

Admin, Hi. I’m not sure what will happen on the dates of 27th-28th September, But if the moon comes closer to the earth at14% Would this supposing let cause tidal waves, tsunamis or anything dangerous to our planet earth ? Thanks hope to hear back from you.

    admin · September 28, 2015 at 08:57

    Dear Marie,

    if the moon comes closer to the earth at14% Would this supposing let cause tidal waves, tsunamis or anything dangerous to our planet earth ?

    Why do you think this could happen? The Moon is often this distance from Earth, last time was in February 2015. Was there a global disaster then?

Sepe · September 26, 2015 at 16:28

Well… I guess we survived the “asteroid Impact” WOOHOO ALL 7 BILLION OF US!

CatGirl · September 25, 2015 at 17:36

Dear people actually worried the world is going to end sometime between Sept 15-28. When you wake up on Sept 29th and see that the world hasn’t ended and an apocalyptic event hasn’t taken place, please make a promise to yourselves to take every “end of times” prediction with a huge grain of salt from now on. The people who claim to know when the world will end, or say they get visions from God about it, are crackpots and nutjobs. Don’t let them influence you. The earth is going to be around for a very long time. The human species may not be as we’re really good at destroying and using up resources we need to survive because we’re an amazing mix of incredibly intelligent and incredibly short-sighted. If the human species disappears, it’ll be because we influenced the environment enough to make it uninhabitable for us. An asteroid won’t kill us; we’ll do it to ourselves by being bad environmental stewards.

e · September 25, 2015 at 04:40

the comet pass but what about the blood moon that scarying me

    admin · September 25, 2015 at 09:02

    Dear Elaine, I must correct you on two points:
    No comet passed. Earth was not in danger from any comet (or asteroid) this month.
    Lunar eclipses are not called blood moons, this is a name invented in the past few years by people who want to encourage superstitious fear.

    As to the lunar eclipse on 28 September, it will be a magnificent sight but that is all.

ramie adib · September 24, 2015 at 19:02

please stop bs to people and make them panics today is 25 of September . and just go to your bathroom and you all staying there for 24 hours for your wrong opinion . stop your bs to world.

HB · September 24, 2015 at 06:38

And, relax.

All these prophesies are getting funnier by the year, because nothing significant happens – so laughable. Hopefully admin, you won’t be writing another article if a nut job ‘predicts’ again. It’s really getting beyond the joke now!

Aramis · September 24, 2015 at 05:53

Have we got the all clear yet?.. It’s 24th sept now

Fibi · September 23, 2015 at 19:49

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Katie · September 23, 2015 at 18:30

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Dear Katie, I am not giving you a platform to spread this foolishness but I am happy to say that you are talking nonsense. -ADMIN

Huey SHipman · September 23, 2015 at 18:15

I like reading all of the grammar mistakes that almost every comment has

leilanie · September 23, 2015 at 13:42

God said there will be lots of false prophets. But the truth still stands God’s word days all these things shall happen! And you need to be ready to meet Him. There is a heaven and a hell,and hell is a place nobody would want to be. So don’t take this as nonsens, if you ready the book Daniël,Ezekiël with Revelations in the bible you will see the warning signs. And how it rezemble so much going on today it will shock you.

    Tommy · September 23, 2015 at 17:57

    Bleh Bleh Bleh not been funny but when this does not happen I will be laughing out loud trust me all these people trying scear people I wish you a very bad and pain full health I hope you come down with a virus let me tell you every year of my life aged 29 I have heard people going on about the end of the world I just hope your world ends for scearing people iv knowing people hang them self over stupid story’s of people scear muggring how do u sleep at night known someone so sceard out there ends there life grow up I will prey every night you scear muggring people get what’s coming to you 🙂

      Fabio · September 23, 2015 at 22:43

      Hello Tommy, it is true that what is in Scriptures happened, is happening and will happen. Did the attack in September 11th not happen, that prophacy is in Daniel. Think about it. May Jesus protect you. Just believe in him.

        Tommy · September 24, 2015 at 12:18

        Loool yer look still person I could thing of more things to call you but am not rude like that your living in cloud coko land stupid foolish person happy days don’t take any notice of this nonsense I will comment on 1st of October when where still all hear

          Fabio · September 24, 2015 at 13:57

          The scriptures doesn`t give a date of this asteroid collision, It can happen now, a few weeks, months or possibly years. I`ll tell you something, It`s coming. May Jesus protect and bless you!! God bless!! Give your heart to Jesus, He is just wonderful!!

            Tommy · September 24, 2015 at 18:54

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              Tommy · September 26, 2015 at 00:17

              Lol no worries

GABRIELE · September 23, 2015 at 05:40

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Dear Gabriele, I am not giving you a platform to spread this foolishness but I am happy to say that your “prophesy” is nonsense. -ADMIN

Selena · September 23, 2015 at 04:35

I just saw this today on facebook….i was going to watch the video attached to the article but i started to panic i just had a baby last month i was thinking that i f this is going to happen i wont be able to see him grow up, so my anxiety started to kick in only beacuse the article said the Rev. Was never wrong on his predictions. So i took it upon myself to look it up then i found this article and i was able to breath regularly. Thank you Admin. for this now i will be able to sleep tonight.

    admin · September 23, 2015 at 08:33

    Glad I have helped.

Vanessa · September 23, 2015 at 01:03

Do you folks really want to know if it will hit us or not? This just makes us want to enjoy life each moment, because it’s life regardless if it will end now or later. We all will die some day. so just be happy, and don’t think of tomorrow but live for today instead.

Firdous · September 23, 2015 at 00:40

globally some sign looking for a possible disaster such as abnormal monsoon, abnormal climate change

    admin · September 23, 2015 at 08:14

    Dear Firdous, I’m sorry but I don’t understand your comment. Are you asking a question?

David Jones · September 22, 2015 at 22:23

OK – here’s the plan.

1) Cancel that holiday in Puerto Rico
2) Buy whisky with the refund
3) Get under the bed
4) Come out on September 25, or whenever
5) Er.. that’s it

Robert · September 22, 2015 at 20:23

*shakes head* If people would invest in themselves and gain confidence and education to support a meaningful life in as much as they do about conspiracy theories and Chaos Doomsday and such, society could serve itself much better and we could stop the actual corruption in governments and within corporations. Greed and Crime happen everyday. Our intelligence is the barometer to our survival. Remember they use to Pray to Ra the Sun God. It burned them they were uneducated and lacking understanding so they feared and prayed to it. 12 year olds were pronounced Kings. Fear controls people intelligence guides them, not the Bible. Religion is a fantastic Fellowship model but there is no God. It is easy to have a belief in that to which is not there for that would be the definition of a belief, the unproven. But it is much harder to go out this day and actually do something about the terrible things around us that HUMANS create. So silly. Grown adults acting like children. Humans will probably be wiped out like Dinosaurs because that is Universal Change. Then something else or an adaptation of Humans will come up out of the Earth and live again, if earth survives the event until the Sun becomes and Super Nova and destroys Earth anyway in another 300-500 billion years. So stack your bibles, conspiracy theories in the corner and do something TODAY to stop HUMANS PREYING ON HUMANS. JEEEZ O MAN-kind.
Anything to evade the truth that Humanity is an experiment that we all need to partake in. Fear mongering seems to be a good business, for suckers. Go stop a crook or clean up a bad neighborhood or change corrupt government and fix poverty. NO, we make crap up and start believing in silliness. *rolls eyes*
Thank you Admin for being stoic and reasonable.
*wink*wave*
Robert The Honest.
Smile I Love you all, start loving your self first it will be a better tomorrow.

Robert

John · September 22, 2015 at 19:42

I have read through all the articles, it took some time. I am ashamed for my fellow citizens of this planet, so much superstition and paranoia ….even at a time where real information on all the subjects that came up in the posts are so readily available… Why is it that people rather believe superstition, doomsday prophets, and the paranoid ramblings on Loon Tube?
Are people really this insecure or is it simply a lack of education… whatever it is, it is more frightening than the actual prophecy of this lunatic preacher.

Judy · September 22, 2015 at 19:07

I just want to say Thank You for clarification of the realty of NEOs. My daughter is one who is extremely impressionable, and finds these “predictions” and “prophesies” very distressing. Your de-bunking of this rumor is very much appreciated. Again, Thank You.

    admin · September 23, 2015 at 08:27

    Thanks, I’m glad I could help.

Fabio · September 22, 2015 at 17:37

I`m reading a lot of what everybody is writing. If something is going to hit the earth or not, There is something that backs it up, the bible. If you open your bible to the 6th seal of Revelations, you can see that at the end of the 6th seal there is a global catastrophe. Yes, according to the text it can be an astroide or supervalcano or something similar. I myself was reveled by God that it`s an astroide. May God be glorified!! His word never fails!!

    admin · September 23, 2015 at 08:27

    Dear Fabio, you are of course entitled to your belief, but does the Bible actually use the words “asteroid” and “supervolcano”?

      Fabio · September 23, 2015 at 15:46

      It can be an astroide or supervalcano but I also said something similar because it`s a global scale. It`s not my belief it`s scriptures. If you don`t believe me read it. I don`t need to prove anything to anyone, the words are from Jesus, who wrote them were John his disciple. Believe in Jesus and his words, He is wonderful. I am a testimony of his great power.

        admin · September 24, 2015 at 08:58

        Thanks Fabio, that’s more clear.

marc · September 22, 2015 at 13:56

dear admin im from philippine and im 10 seariously i saw many posting on the youtube that the world will end and im very worried what will happend how destruction it can be since i saw this article im a little bit okay now but im still a litle scared 😀

    admin · September 22, 2015 at 14:29

    Dear Marc, that’s funny I could have sworn you were called John and weren’t so worried last time you left a comment here…

sachin Mavale · September 22, 2015 at 06:52

I am from India and my concern is not only for the proposed asteroid impact but its also the CERN whose relationship with the earthquake of Nepal and Jeremiah and sudden collapse of global markets make me to worry… That something big and dangerous is going to happen.

    admin · September 22, 2015 at 10:09

    Dear Sachin, you are worrying about nothing. How on Earth could any experiment at CERN have caused an earthquake?

diana · September 21, 2015 at 15:05

this is hogwash..we most definitely would see something the size of a football field..there are millions of amateur astrologists that watch the skies..someone would have seen this coming..remember the NWO is suppose to be taking place. the government is trying to use religion as the tool to bring this about..and make people fear the Armageddon…not saying that catastrophe isn’t imminent..it will most likely be brought about through the hands of mankind himself…they want people to repent and believe the rapture is coming..that’s how they will gain control of the masses…but be cautious all you Christians..this is the false prophet that you have been taught about..this will take you to the wrong path..as for me and my family..we are not associated with religion and it will prove to somewhat harder to manipulate atheist with fear of such garbage…there is an inevitable new plan for mankind that will include decreasing the population..they are trying to control, an out-of-control growth and disobedience…they are trying to regain the power that government once had over the masses…it will be nothing short of genocide, and the survival of the fittest will most likely move forward…but i seriously doubt that this has anything to do with a God or any religious sector..these are governments creating a new way of life that i am sure we will all despise..it wont be for the masses..it will be for the governing body and the elite and those that survive the dirty little wars and plagues.

Chris F. · September 21, 2015 at 12:18

Firstly; I rarely believe most of what NASA claims. I guarantee that “NO” globalist political agenda, One World Order scheme, or Multinational global media outlet will be able to hide that which is written in the Apocalypse Chapter 8 concerning “Wormwood” hurled into the sea. When it does arrive everyone will know and no human science in all their mighty glorified sophistication will proudly claim they see it coming. As for modernistic false prophets, soothsayers and their like on YouTube who inspire fear, trepidation, and terror about future catastrophic events aren’t worth paying mind to. Those whom are deemed righteous in Gods eyes have nothing to fear about End of the World events.

    admin · September 22, 2015 at 09:46

    Dear Chris, thank you for your comments.

    I rarely believe most of what NASA claims.

    I see NASA as one of the most trustworthy US government institutions as it freely publishes its data which can be scrutinised by anyone. Can you give an example of information issued by NASA that you find dubious? Does this mean you also distrust other space agencies and space research institutions?

      Chris F. · September 23, 2015 at 04:56

      Quote: (“Does this mean you also distrust other space agencies and space research institutions?”)
      Not at all. And it’s not everything NASA puts out that I simply ignore.
      I’ll give one example concerning the Feds at NASA, in reference to the late 1960’s so called astronaut Moon landings which many find controversial for a number of reasons in question accounting for the technological scientific advancements of that era, the political cold war between United States and Russia (child-like space race dominance of the later 1960’s) and poorly televised video footage and content within. I was 13 years old when I watched that broadcast. Conspiracy theories run a-muck I know, yet still other questionable unanswered queries remain on other topics. For on instance after the Apollo missions came to a close, so called further maned missions became of no interest even to this day. Makes me question why the big plausible interests of sending a maned mission to Mars? Bragging rights?

      Chris F. · September 23, 2015 at 05:17

      I might add that NASA and all global space agencies and observatories track far less than 5% of what they can observe in this grandiose awesome view of stars, solar systems, galaxies and numerous other wondrous space anomalies including space fairing rogue objects that are for the most part untraceable by human science.

    Bugh_guy · October 21, 2015 at 15:55

    Will find out how much is a truth and lie soon enough! http://www.houstonpress.com/news/nasa-says-large-asteroid-will-have-near-miss-with-earth-on-halloween-7859957

      admin · October 22, 2015 at 10:02

      Dear Bugh_guy, did you see in the article you are linking to that the asteroid will miss Earth by 310,000 miles?

e · September 21, 2015 at 08:34

thdat link i sent you can u help me out

Mike · September 21, 2015 at 05:59

Dear Admin,

Thank you for shedding light on this matter. I appreciate your candor and the professional way in which you respond to comments. My unease regarding this asteroid impact is no longer necessary because of the evidence laid out in this article that support the contrary. Thanks again.

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 07:59

    Glad I could help!

      Aramis · September 22, 2015 at 04:26

      I agree with this article. The other question I pose is this Rodriguez character had a a psychiatry assessment done? I work in a psych ward and I hear simolar sorts claims from people suffering from a degree of psychosis.

Vincent · September 20, 2015 at 10:49

All I know is that God warns His lived ones before destructions comes upon them,be it comet or what,what I know is that we are leaving in the time like that of Lot and Noah,where the love for Lord had gone cold.
It would be good for a wise man to see what is happening around the word and then deny the warning,what I see is wars and disaster. Take heed

Geo · September 20, 2015 at 10:35

First let me thank you for this information, I too was a bit scared when I heard all this but I doubt any government would be able to keep this on the low but hey u never know. In the end religious beliefs or not if its the end it’s the end, not much me or anyone can do. I found this article very informative so offsubject question; do u have any info or article about this whole dark matter experiment going on at cern with real data an not just religious mumbo jumbo???

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 10:21

    Dear Geo, we are astronomy educators here so CERN’s work is usually a bit removed from us. Have you considered going to CERN’s website and researching this yourself, here is a link you may find helpful.

Mary · September 20, 2015 at 09:35

My Husband and I have noticed the last few days that there is a very bright star in the sky early morning which we assumed was the North Star. However it looks a lot brighter than it normally does and seems to be a strange shape so could this be an asteroid? But as someone already said, if it was to happen the government would not tell us as it would cause mass hysteria. Plus with these planes keep going over as soon as its a clear sky and we get chemtrails, it makes us wonder what they are doing it for, are they hiding something? I know a lot of these stories are rubbish but it will happen one day and no doubt there will be people like you dismissing it and saying its not true so not to cause panic.

Oh and for all those who claims God lets people and babies die..is also utter rubbish. Dying is all part of life and we all go when our time is up. However a lot of illness that people get such as cancer are caused by manmade means, such as pollution that we are breating in, or our lifestyle i,e smoking, drinking too much, taking drugs, eating fatty food which causes heart attacks etc. Again babies who are born with deformaties or other illnesses are caused again by what we eat and pollution so again is manmade. God gave us a choice and we chose to destroy this beautiful planet with the rubbish we put into the atmosphere and we choose to destroy our bodies with the rubbish we put into them. Sto stop blaming God for everything that happens.

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 09:58

    Dear Mary, I am very sure that the bright star you are seeing is really the beautiful planet Venus which is dominating the pre-dawn sky at the moment (though Jupiter is close by and pretty outstanding too).

    Ali · September 21, 2015 at 17:05

    Yes I agree with this. I noticed it two nights ago to the east at about 5:30 AM CST in the states! It worried me as well as I’ve been feeling anxiety over all of this. I am thankful for your article as it has calmed a lot of irrational fears I’ve been having. Thank you for clearing up that this is Venus. It is incredible how bright it looks in the sky!!

Punnamchand · September 20, 2015 at 03:51

i belive 100%

e · September 19, 2015 at 22:17

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/expert-says-meteor-could-wipe-6447901. my friends keep send me this and this one really scared tell my it not ture

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 10:54

    Dear Elaine, I hope this does not come across as rude but do you read these articles you ask me to comment on yourself? They are sensationalistic but nowhere actually say that this disaster is going to happen. For example the very first line of this one says

    A research expert insists the world could end because of a catastrophic meteor impact – but we’re safe for now.

    If you are genuinely interested in asteroids and comets why don’t you look for information and information at astronomy websites rather than tabloids? Here are a few links to examples
    Universe Today
    Astronomy Now
    Bad Astronomy
    Sky and Telescope
    Planetary Society

Lucas. · September 19, 2015 at 22:04

Yeah because your so high up in the government that you would know anything about could happen or what’s really going on? Haha I’m not on the side of saying it’s going to happen..don’t get me wrong, but I’m saying if it WAS going to happen..you think that you’d have any (edited for language – ADMIN) clue…you think you’d be able to find out? That Info would be snuffed out and NO ONE would find out about that…I don’t care who the (edited for language – ADMIN) you know….haha

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 09:34

    Dear Lucas, why on Earth do you think that only people working for your government can make informed comments on astronomical issues?

inaam shahpal · September 19, 2015 at 14:13

i think some thing will happen if the world will see that shining star from east to west with a long tail
dear I saw a dream before know that about 23 september a planet is moving near the earth and and one eurpeon news channel telling about that
i think it will be a sign of what will happend in the world soon .

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 09:52

    Dear Inaam, you do understand that people’s dreams have no connection to real events?

Kam · September 19, 2015 at 07:43

http://www.truthlamp.com/apocalypse-september-23-2015/
Could you please talk about everything mentioned in this article?

      admin · September 21, 2015 at 10:18

      Dear Kam, I am sorry but this just another pile of nonsense. Why do you waste time looking at this kind of stuff?

        Kam · September 21, 2015 at 10:34

        I heard about it so I looked it up. They made it look so true. Are you sure nothing is gonna happen?

          admin · September 21, 2015 at 11:32

          Dear Kam, yes, of course, this asteroid disaster is not going to happen!

            Kam · September 21, 2015 at 18:07

            What about the other predictions?

              admin · September 22, 2015 at 11:06

              Dear Kam, what predictions? The author of the article has a history of predicting disasters which do not happen (see this link). He has just cobbled together a list of events in September, cranky YouTube videos and fringe religious opinions. It is meaningless and only exists to attract people to his site so he gets more advertising revenue.

              Once again, why are you wasting your time on this rubbish while you could be learning about real science?

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 10:09

    Dear Kam, it is just a long list of nonsense!

The Lone Ranger · September 18, 2015 at 20:50

Hi admin
I was so worried about this and at first I thought scientists
were saying this so that’s when I got worried, but since reading your article. I have been a lot calmer about this comet and I am still slightly worried still but not that much after reading this as I love learning about how the dinosaurs died out and I don’t think we are going out like that. But any way thank you for this article you have help people who have been panicking about this.

Billy · September 18, 2015 at 12:31

This is absolutely terrifying! I’m sat here and I don’t know what to do or say. My head feels like it is spinning. I really see no way out of this. My remaining days will be filled with frustration and confusion. I understand people are filled with hopelessness and are looking for answers to justify their existence but in this day and age, how can people still wholeheartedly believe in an invisible man and an archaic, manipulative book? The fact that so many do is frightening! Much more frightening than some asteroid hitting the earth! They will do almost anything based on some book, all while (for the vast majority) doing things that are directly against said book’s wishes. That’s the real scary thing here.

David · September 18, 2015 at 10:55

Dear admin,

You my dear sir have the patience of a saint lol, These comments just get sillier and sillier. Btw im from just up the road cookstown, I wonder what world ending event these guys will turn to after this, seems to be one every year which gets quickly brushed under the carpet when it unsurprisingly doesnt happen!!

e · September 18, 2015 at 03:00

i read on other sites that it misses by 0.0625AU so thats a big miss and it pass on the 24 nasa is not covering anything and there more then one govt in the world nasa done a paper on in becaue people keep making stuff up and thank you

Clare · September 18, 2015 at 02:06

I’m quite nervous because apparently Isaac Newton predicted/calculated that the world would end on 23rd September. And with all these other predictions, it just make me feel uneasy.

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 08:58

    Dear Clare,

    apparently Isaac Newton predicted/calculated that the world would end on 23rd September

    Why do you believe this? And even if Newton had made this prediction why would you think it was in anyway something to worry about?

dalene · September 17, 2015 at 23:52

I really hope that this does not happen. ….I wanna see Christmas. ….we shall see

Christian isler · September 17, 2015 at 21:07

Admin I’m not casing trouble, I want you to explain these two websites to me it is saying the a scientist Walsh is stating it will happen when experts like nasa are wrong? Explain clearly please

1. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/expert-says-meteor-could-wipe-6447901

2. http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Threat-asteroids-needs-taken-seriously-warns/story-27817385-detail/story.html

    admin · September 21, 2015 at 11:10

    Dear Christian, Walsh is saying that if an asteroid ever it the Earth there would serious consequences- he is not saying an asteroid is going to hit the Earth this month. In fact, the very first line of the first story says

    A research expert insists the world could end because of a catastrophic meteor impact – but we’re safe for now.

    The second article is seriously misleading in my opinion.

    If you are genuinely interested in asteroids and comets why don’t you look for information and information at astronomy websites rather than tabloids? Here are a few links to examples
    Universe Today
    Astronomy Now
    Bad Astronomy
    Sky and Telescope
    Planetary Society

selorm blege · September 17, 2015 at 18:16

the lord will deliver the righteous in the days of evil

Tes · September 17, 2015 at 08:07

Writing from the US I have no concerns of this occurring. I do find a lot of comments extremely amusing. One answer to every question would have to be wether or not you believe won’t matter. If it happens ( which I don’t believe it will) you wouldn’t have paid attention and will vanish in moments anyway. If it doesn’t happen( which it won’t) the one’s standing outside at 2am will feel pretty crazy that they fell for the doomsday joke again. Finally the answer stand outside at 2 am and find out for yourself being prepared won’t make a difference anyway if it does happen same that being prepared won’t help if it don’t.
Good day to all.

k · September 17, 2015 at 02:09

Last night I saw… Philippine time, around 10.45 pm to 11pm …the largest shooting star I’ve ever seen in my life… it entered Phil air space. It was sooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful….. a little smaller than the size of the moon…. that’s how close it was… i thought it was just a lightning or a plane on fire diving or a fire cracker but it was not bec fire crackers fell straight down…. this one had a long streak going from right to left direction…. it was sooooooooooooo bright yellow green white and blue and looooooooooong streaks…. sorry i am just an ordinary human ….. i feel so blessed to have witnessed it…..

The entire sky lit up…. it was a beautiful… there’s an airplane approaching the same direction i hope the pilot saw it too…..

was it a comet , fire cracker? i hope somebody would report it too

    admin · September 17, 2015 at 07:54

    Dear K, thank you for your report, you were obviously lucky to see an amazing sight! Perhaps you would like to report it at this link.

Jo Kizziah · September 17, 2015 at 01:34

Enjoyed your article. We have the most fun watching all the wacky theories on youtube about comets, meteors, earthquakes, aliens, Jade Helm, et cetera. It is worrisome that so many people buy into it all. Unfortunately, there will always be enough people to fall prey to this sort of thing due to their religious beliefs or fears. I am not downplaying their faith. I am a Christian who believes that we have been given the ability by God to learn through science. Sometimes I think people want to believe these things may happen because they are just bored stiff with life as usual. Lastly, I hope they don’t stop posting these things because it is the source of so much amusement at our house.

Swati · September 16, 2015 at 23:54

In conclusion:
After reading comments:
It is interesting to note that:
1.The admin is by her own hedging most probably an atheist or Agnostic,definitely a darwinist
THEREFORE IT MAKES SENSE THAT BELIEVERS IN GOD SHOULD NOT READ THIS ARTICLE AS IT IS DANGEROUSLY BIASED

2 The admin is poor in grammar & intelligence
AND HAS NOT PROVIDED ANY PROOF TO REFUTE RODRIGUEZ CLAIM

3.The govts of the world keep huge information hidden from general public as it would cause mass hysteria
THE ADMIN IS NOT A GOVT AGENT OR RELIGIOUS EXPERT AND IS UNFIT TO EXPRESS ANY OPINION

    admin · September 17, 2015 at 08:10

    Dear Swati, thank you for your comments. I’ll look forward to your apology when this imaginary asteroid impact doesn’t happen!

Ian · September 16, 2015 at 20:34

After reading the first dozen or so comments here I was happily chuckling to myself. Having now reached the bottom of the page, all I can feel is profound sadness.

How can so many people be so ill-informed or so easily misled that they would believe this nonsense? How can it be that 12- and 13-year-old children with genuine anxieties are having to seek reassurances from a stranger with a blog about something that their parents should be decrying as a matter of course?

I commend the author for attempting to offer what is evidently a much-needed dose of sanity, and for showing such patience when dealing with the more obnoxious posters.

To anyone reading this who is guilty of perpetuating this ridiculous tripe about invisible meteors and government conspiracies, for religious reasons or otherwise, you should be utterly ashamed.

Joel · September 16, 2015 at 09:32

Illuminati confirmed

    admin · September 16, 2015 at 10:40

    I beg your pardon?

      ZeWitherEffect · September 16, 2015 at 15:21

      I am surprised until now no one has said ‘Illuminati confirmed’ 😀 (They are just making jokes,don’t bother admin).

Robert · September 16, 2015 at 00:57

(Link removed- ADMIN) Watch this video about September 2015! Share it and spread the message so everybody could open their eyes!

    admin · September 16, 2015 at 09:11

    Dear Robert, I am sorry to say that the video you linked to contains only scare-mongering nonsense, so I have removed the link.

    Why on Earth do you think it was worth sharing?

Paladine · September 16, 2015 at 00:28

I like those that spew such diabolical predictions that it causes hysteria in “believers” of faith. I ask those end of the world people to leave this worldly possessions to me. I am looking for a 92 RX7. I did get offered in writing a goat and a horse. Went as far as getting the entire writ of sale notarized. A free goat and horse….I now can start a farm. 😀

Dirk · September 15, 2015 at 18:57

I do believe in God Almighty Jesus Christ and His word the Bible informs us that this will happen. None of us can say when but when it happens be for sure that God will protect His children. its clearly stated in His word that we have to live near God for when this wil happen God will take us aways as His word says RAPTURE. I do believe God will rapture His children away when this happen. The Bibel says we must live so that we can escape all this things when it happens. So the BESt is to repent and give your life to Jesus so for when this happen you can be safe with God. The Rapture will take place and God will save His children from this day of atorment. Amen to Jesus – Repent my friends and give your life to Jesus while there is still time left GOD BLESS

Cheryl · September 15, 2015 at 17:38

I am NOT religious, but I know quite a bit about the bible and ‘bible codes’ it’s BUNKUM, utter turkey poop. Even the bible says ‘only the lord (Jesus AND/OR God, knows when the end will come’, this proves bible scholars are cherry picking through the bible to keep the ‘flock’ scared.The more sheep in a flock, the higher the ‘donations’ to the given churches of all branches of Christianity, COE (Church of England), Catholicism, baptist so forth. It’s also a great way to sell phony books and ebooks, survival gear, guns, pretty much ANY idiot with a computer can do it, even big companies can by spreading the hoax in the media and putting little ‘you might just need this £1000 ‘bug out’ kit. Someone who doom mongs quoting the bible, need to watch Jack and the beanstalk, I’ll not spoil the end for you.

AARON · September 15, 2015 at 15:42

hey just out of curiosity where did you get your sources? I’m not trying to argue with you. you state strong facts, but how do you know have you actually looked into a telescope that could see it and not? or are you basing your facts off other scientist? as you know in the Bible it states from Jesus Christ no will know the second coming. not the angels or Jesus only the Father will know so trying to base the judgement day with the blood moons and this so called asteroid is ludicrous. We have no idea when Christ will Return. let me ask you a Question. IF you knew a guy was going to break in your home and steal stuff later on in the night, you would be sitting and waiting with protection. same deal God will not let us know when he will return. He wants true believers. not someone preparing for it because new facts came out about his return.

    admin · September 16, 2015 at 09:53

    Dear Aaron, thank you for your questions.

    have you actually looked into a telescope that could see it and not?

    I cannot as no one has told me where to look! Not one person predicting this imaginary event can say where this asteroid is in the sky or can give any details of its orbit.

    let me ask you a Question. IF you knew a guy was going to break in your home and steal stuff later on in the night, you would be sitting and waiting with protection.

    I am sorry but I cannot see your question.

TLO · September 15, 2015 at 15:11

Hello Admin,

I appreciate the information from the article and your knowledge of astronomy. I am christian and as I read through these comments, I smirk slightly because of the specific dates people are putting out there. I don’t believe there is an asteroid coming on that date, not only because your article and your thoughts state this but we believers need to understand we do not know the day or the hour of God’s coming and events that will take place.

Admin, you are clearly intelligent in your field of astronomy, but do you maybe stop and think about the things happening in the world? Do you think that there is a threat to earth in the future that can affect our human lives?(I mean scientifically) I only ask you this because there is so much speculation that goes on, I wonder what you think about the different things that you can physically see happening on the earth. Do you think they are connected to what the bible says? Or do stick to strictly astronomy and its proof. Just a question, trying to pick your brain a bit. (btw you have responded very well to all your comments)

    admin · September 16, 2015 at 10:01

    Dear TLO, thank you for your questions.

    Do you think that there is a threat to earth in the future that can affect our human lives?(I mean scientifically)

    There are clearly numerous future or possible events that will effect all our lives: climate change, declining resources (and possible conflicts over them), new pandemics, evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria etc. But I don’t see anything coming that could threaten the survival of humanity.

    I wonder what you think about the different things that you can physically see happening on the earth. Do you think they are connected to what the bible says? Or do stick to strictly astronomy and its proof.

    I try to stick to science.

jonish prajapati · September 15, 2015 at 15:08

I think asteroid hits is scintifically not approved,it is only flourish through the social networking site.If it gonna hit why there is not happen in 2012.In 2015 there is a lot of climate change,it doesn’t means earth changed,it is cause of ourselves people neither blood moon or asteroid impact.The world gonna end only can fixed by lord not we the people.

john · September 15, 2015 at 02:50

I live near Cape Canaveral and most of my neighbors work for NASA and none of them appear worried or have suddenly disappeared.

    ZeWitherEffect · September 15, 2015 at 13:47

    There you go!You have solid evidence on this case!

e · September 15, 2015 at 00:06

why are they saying were doom on the blood moon its really scary.

ZeWitherEffect · September 14, 2015 at 14:23

Guys,guys,guys,we all need to relax!I am aware that it says only God knows when it will happen,but didn’t you go through the comment section?Or even just read the article?There will be no asteroid on this date,so what is the big deal?I have to say it myself that I am still a bit scared,but why won’t you trust people who know what they are saying?I don’t want to offend anybody,let that be clear,but all I am saying is relax because there is scientific proof that this won’t happen.Good day to y’all!

steve · September 14, 2015 at 03:37

Hi. Stuff like this can and will happen sometime in the future. Don’t worry about it. If and when it does, you will not be able to run from it. Just make peace with God and be ready for when that time does come. God tells us that he will destroy the earth with fire and brimstone. Is it this year? No one knows and no one is going to know. We as believers hope he will take us home before that time comes. But all that to one side…..man can not predict all things in nature, so take it with a grain of salt…..if it happens….it happens. There is nothing you or I can do to stop it. If it don’t happen…life continues. So yea…just use common sense.

Justin · September 13, 2015 at 09:06

Time to wake up America! September is National Preparedness Month. Babylon the great will soon fall and three days of darkness will follow. Receive Jesus Christ into your heart to be protected from the wrath to come! Heaven and earth will be shaken and there will be chaos on the streets so please stay inside with your family tomorrow! Get into the ark before it’s too late because you DO NOT want to be left behind. Many will have to die for their faith but will still go to heaven as long as they DON’T take the mark of the beast mandated by Obama through the NWO. All the signs are here and the Palestinians received approval by the UN to raise the flag and divide Israel. God will bring judgment to this world by 9-13 and the rapture will occur on 9-15. God bless and please click share so your loved ones can have time to prepare!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK5iXb8N7ds

Here it is people! This masterfully done bible code video is proof that the bride is taken out of here on September 15th! This is when the last blast of the feast of trumpets will occur. Please watch this to the end so you will understand what the blessed hope is. Thank you Jesus, we cant wait to see you in your glory!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMHSe_ufAkU

This is Your Message From God. You Have A Decision To Make Today that Will Have An Eternal Impact…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2TPeW_QBlE

If you are a Christian please watch this video to prepare yourself for the blessed hope and may God keep you and your family safe…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xlzIT9qbA

    admin · September 14, 2015 at 10:07

    Dear Justin, when the things predicted in these videos fail to happen, what will you think then?

Deanna · September 13, 2015 at 03:24

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Sounds a lot like a Meteor to me…. God dates the Impact in Daniel but you have to study and seek his word to receive a clear 20/20 vision of the event. God will judge this world with the wine press of his wrath (or meteor impact)because of their disobedience to his law.

Sherry · September 12, 2015 at 19:00

I don’t know if this is going to. happen in Sept or not. We will know soon enough but I do know the Bible speaks of a time when the earth will to and fro like a drunkard so somethings going to happen that will through our planet off its axis. It may not happen until after the rapture but the earth is going to undergo some disastrous events such as, earthquakes, floods, droughts, intense heat poured out by angels upon mankind, and hail that is the size of a talent, 100 lbs, just to name a few, that are the result of God’s wrath. Since God created the heavens and the earth there are many things that he may use to bring these events to pass in my opinion. Of course. I dont know when. It could be this month or 20+ years from now but sooner or later they will occur.

    admin · September 14, 2015 at 10:04

    Dear Sherry, there is not even the slightest chance that a giant asteroid is going to hit Earth this September!

john · September 12, 2015 at 14:01

why is the asteroid need to hit when its almost chrismast the asteroid can t just hit earth like that 🙁

kim · September 11, 2015 at 22:32

Hi every body, I say hurry up and let it happen already! Jeeze….. it doesn’t really matter if it does or doesn’t happen. And the world isn’t going to end the people are…each and everyone of us will get what we deserve. Thankfully all the babies and kids will be safe… they are angels. Our great creator will take them home. God bless each and every one of you. Have a beautiful day.

Farahh · September 11, 2015 at 20:35

Hi dear iam living in England iam really scare soo what can I do is that
Real or not piz answer me .

    admin · September 14, 2015 at 08:35

    Dear Farahh, please read the article again, I say in the first paragraph “This prediction is false”.

    It would help me explain things better if you could briefly let me know why you couldn’t find this information in the article.

no · September 11, 2015 at 17:05

Hi,

You are very kind to post this,

thank you

Timothex · September 11, 2015 at 16:13

The Economy is going to crash around the 13th of September. This event is going to ease the way for the New World Government / Religion announcement at the United Nations summit on the 25-27th of September.

A comet is in-fact heading towards earth. However it’s being sent by Jehovah himself.. Expect increased natural disasters in the weeks leading up to the 28th Of September, due to the gravitational pull of the comet.

Try to show Love, Honour, Dignity, Loyalty, Humility, Integrity, and most importantly help out your fellow humans.

This is no joke.. The end of this evil system has finally arrived. We need to assess ourselves and make sure we’re trying our best to live moral lives.

Closest religion to the truth: http://www.jw.org/en/

    admin · September 14, 2015 at 08:47

    Dear Timothex, thank you for posting here.

    The Economy is going to crash around the 13th of September. The Economy is going to crash around the 13th of September.

    What is your source for these predictions? They sound as unlikely as those of Rev. Rodriguez.

    A comet is in-fact heading towards earth.

    This is not true.

    Expect increased natural disasters in the weeks leading up to the 28th Of September, due to the gravitational pull of the comet.

    This is impossible, comets are tiny!

      Christina · September 14, 2015 at 18:26

      I agree that there will be no impact later this month.

      Though I am a Christian believer and believe that the time of the end is upon us, I also know from Revelation that there WILL be a meteoritic impact……Wormwood, but that wont happen till the Tribulation hour.

      Jesus Christ warned us about setting dates, people. He doesn’t want us to be apathetic, He teaches us to be aware of the signs to come, but as for a meteor impact, I can definitely say NO…and as for anything ELSE that the conspiracy theorists (admittedly I am one of them but I don’t necessarily go along with the crowd) the best any true Christian believer can say is an educated MAYBE.

      Other than that the only warning I can give you is Look up for your redemption draweth nigh.

Adrian · September 11, 2015 at 14:45

Dearest Colin

How come 2015 HV 182 does not have a minimum distance or pass by date or size in meters like all other asteroids listed on JPL website. I can’t seem to find any of this info on this specific asteroid yet all the other asteroids have close approach data. I would like to note that the condition code for this is a 9

    admin · September 14, 2015 at 10:41

    Dear Adrian, I don’t know the answer to this. However 2015 HV 182 will not make a close approach to Earth until October 2033 (see this link) so there is no question of this object hitting Earth in September 2015. Perhaps the JPL Small-Body Database Browser does not calculate so far ahead.

Ryan Wood · September 11, 2015 at 13:57

Hey Man!

Thank You.

I’m a very stupid person so I got fairly anxious about it. I even got anxious about 2012 for christ sake! I was 13 back then and now Im 16. I thank you very much for de bunking it. For a very skeptic person I can get a little carried away. Please people don’t judge me. For being stupid.

Thanks

    admin · September 11, 2015 at 14:08

    Dear Ryan, you are being very unfair on yourself. No one who is genuinely searching for answers should be called that.

      ZeWitherEffect · September 11, 2015 at 16:38

      Hey it’s me again,the guy who needed a final answer,after reading all these comments,I feel very good now.I am still a bit scared because af these news,but It is a lot easier after reading through the comment section.I just wanted to say real quick thank you for taking the time and insure people that this is false.Hope you and everyone else will contiue on with their lives in the best way possible!(Btw,if you could dig up again that NASA website where the Torino scale is I would be really thankful,if not that’s still okay 😉 )

        admin · September 14, 2015 at 10:12

        Dear ZeWitherEffect, if you simply put “NASA website where the Torino scale is” into Google that ought to help you.

    codybirthday · September 12, 2015 at 06:02

    Eh em, this doesn’t all correctly match up. First of all, this “September 23 Asteroid Impact” scientifically, is impossible. Along with that, it should only be associated with religion, and not science, and religious-wise, it still won’t happen. Both science and the bible disprove that the “end is imminent.” The practice of the belief that the end is always imminent is NOT in the Bible. There are certain things/stages or seals that should occur before the “second coming.” And again, this should only be associated with religion due to the fact this was first started by a religious person, Efrain Rodriguez. No one is in their place to state that there is scientific reasons that there is “indisputable evidence” of a celestial body. No, there isn’t. The sixth seal hasn’t opened, which means this cannot happen. And for the sixth seal to open, there needs to be several others opening, which hasn’t opened. And by the way, by biblical logic, a “prophet” will return and tell us that the second coming is here, but that wont happen. If it did, [which it won’t] it should happen on the 15th, or the 16th [It should be seven days before the supposed impact.] As that is what the bible states, 7 day pre-warning. So, the end of the world is not imminent. By biblical logic, you shouldn’t have to worry about it. Now, the next topic. The problem is that this is a “snowballed” topic, which means it will have one conspiracy theory put on the day, then another, then another, until there are about several conspiracy theories. And it’s put on this certain day because it is two days from the papal visit to Philadelphia and the pope is visiting Obama, which is a coincidence. Back to the theories, it has religious theories and pseudoscientific ones. Like, how does a random scientist get that this asteroid is affecting our weather off of a reverend. Last time I checked, science and religion sometimes don’t get along. Now, back to snowballing [excuse me for always switching off topic, i’m a little frightened too]. Snowballing is done constantly with this date. Wasn’t there over a hundred theories for 2012? Heh, funny.

rugrat247 · September 11, 2015 at 13:38

12 degrees here today.
God here with us??
Dammit… Better run to the store for cakes!!

    admin · September 11, 2015 at 13:55

    Dear Rugrat, I’m sorry but I’m not sure what you mean.

Adrian · September 11, 2015 at 09:22

Colin

I know you have covered this several times but I have a specific question in regards to the French prime ministers comment of 500 days to avoid climate chaos. Has he or anybody in the government officially followed up what that meant? I know that the assumption is the climate conference and like you said 500 sounds more dramatic than 565 but is this just an assumption or is there evidence backing this? Climate chaos is such a hard phrase so I just wanted the facts, not assumptions. Thanks in advance buddy. Also, thank you for taking the time to address each and every single persons concern on here, your awesome!

    admin · September 11, 2015 at 13:47

    Dear Adrian, I regard politics and similar current affair topics as outside the scope of this blog, so I am not researching this for you.

    Have you listened to John Kerry and Laurent Fabius’ speech yourself? Or are you only accepting what cranky websites and YouTube videos say about it? Remember these are exactly the same sites that are spreading the lie that an asteroid is about to strike the Earth!

    The complete speech is at this link.

That Guy · September 11, 2015 at 08:27

“This is how the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper”
~T. S. Elliot

Happening or not, to all the folks posting that your scared, is that really how you want to go out… panicking and afraid? one would think something like this would make you realise that life is short and we need to make the most of it we can, there is literally no time for fear. If you’re going to die in 10 days or 10 years, face facts you’re going to die eventually so get out there and love with all your heart, feel with all your being, live with all your life. We are put on this planet for one basic reason… to live, and when our time is up, that’s it, game over.

all I’m trying to say is if it happens great, I’ve lived to the fullest of my capabilities and if it doesn’t even better I can do more of the same… can you make that claim?

In other news from this little county called South Africa, where we have this place called the Sutherland Observatory just sort of known for having this thing called SALT, the biggest ground based telescope in the southern hemisphere (4th biggest on the planet to my knowledge) and is capable of viewing over 70% of the planet’s sky. Now the reason I’m mentioning it is because the father of one of my best friends works there and considering he is a twitchy, overly paranoid, little man (I kid you not, he made 4 of my buddies and myself spend 6 months digging a bomb shelter for the Y2K fiasco… which need I mention built up this huge hype for absolutely nothing, so anticlimactic I literally flipped the switch at the DV board for a day or two just for some satisfaction) but here is the thing, if he of all the people I know in scientific fields of work, hasn’t attempted to load us into his shelter yet it’s a pretty safe bet we’ll all wake up comfy and warm in our beds at the end of the month. On top of that I believe there are only really 3 reasons for not being able to monitor asteroids or comets from there, namely they are to small to track effectively, their orbital path comes between earth and the sun in which case what soon to be blind moron would attempt it? Or finally it’s orbital path travels through the shadow of a planet though I might be wrong there, admin feel free to correct me I may have a 162IQ but I’m a game developer not an astronomer. As for the religious side of this whole thing, I believe it was Emperor Constantine himself that is quoted as saying “We will use Christianity as a manner of controlling the greater masses”, the story of Jesus alone is near blatantly plagiarised from the Persian god Mithra, never mind the other 15 examples from other religions all predating the “invention” of Christianity. I’m not bible bashing or anything, I’m just saying Christianity has a lot of explaining to do for not only the worlds youngest religion but also the worlds most blood soaked religion especially considering it preaches: Peace, Love and Harmony…

AND FOR THE LOVE OF WHOM EVER YOU CONSIDER GOD STOP BELIEVING EVERY LITTLE THING YOU READ OR HEAR WITHOUT ACTUALLY LOOKING INTO THE MATTER FOR YOURSELF!!!

    Anonymous · September 17, 2015 at 14:31

    Oh God, you’re that guy who post the most stupid things in the world. “Life is short”, that is actually the longest thing you can do, genius.

april · September 11, 2015 at 06:30

Dear Administrater ,
Your pretty (Rudeness removed- ADMIN) rude! Also an idiot . U were asked If you were sure a meteor would not hit and u reply with I made that pretty clear. You dear Watson are not God not are you associated internally with NASA nor are you a government official there for let me make something pretty clear . YOU don’t know (Rudeness removed- ADMIN) ( for fact) (for sure) so stick your condescending almighty opinion (Rudeness removed- ADMIN)!

    admin · September 11, 2015 at 08:26

    Dear April, thank you for your comments, but please use less aggressive and offensive language next time.

    I’m sorry you do not like what I have been saying here. Some people who comment here are repeatedly asking questions which are fully answered in the blog post or even sometimes asking me a direct question which I answer only for them ask an almost identical question a few days later. I think I am justified in pointing out that I have already given them the answer and I hope I have not offended anyone else by doing so.

    Why do you think that only government officials or people associated with NASA can be knowledgeable about possible asteroid impacts?

archie · September 11, 2015 at 04:12

oh my gosh

spunkie · September 11, 2015 at 00:39

Ok people nothings going to happen but I am getting a good laugh reading this crap

JD Smith · September 10, 2015 at 16:33

The things that are scary :
#1 Rothschild Family
#2 religion and conspiracy theories agreeing.
#3 lack of any real government (puppets)
#4 population growth and no way to stop it.
#5 if something does happen in September we will never know what it was.

world war iii or 90 days of war followed by 1000 years of peace man made or religious truth?

Write it and we can spin it to make it so.

So hold one the next 3 months are going to be interesting.

Adrian · September 10, 2015 at 16:11

Colin,

Thank you for your response. That being said does it have any chance of hitting earth since it has not been observed in a long time??

    admin · September 11, 2015 at 08:58

    Dear Adrian, no there is no chance of this. If you look at the close approach data for this asteroid this September (link) you will see that there is a range of approach distances cited (Nominal Distance, Minimum Distance and Maximum Distance). The minimum and maximum distances are at either end of the range of uncertainty from the calculated orbit. At absolute worst it will miss by 0.05497 au (8.22 million km)!

Pleasedontendworld · September 9, 2015 at 23:41

Please send me some reasurences (sorry bad spelling) that the world wont end im bloody terrified!!! no matter what i cant stop thinking about it i really dont want to die thanks

    admin · September 10, 2015 at 08:54

    Hello, I am so sorry that this silly story has worried you so much. I can only reassure you that there is no gigantic asteroid going to hit Earth this month or anytime soon. I hope you can read my article again and see that I say that a preacher said this will happen only because he says he was shown a vision. To me this sounds like he made this story up. No astronomer in the world agrees with him. To learn the fascinating truth about asteroids, you should read more magazines and websites about astronomy or visit an astronomy club. The sky is full of amazing things!

e · September 9, 2015 at 23:10

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/463816/Apocalypse-fears-six-asteroids-Earth-Blood-Moon-Prophecy…… my friend send me that and im really scared is what you say is a 100% i hope its true that you are saying

    admin · September 10, 2015 at 08:26

    Dear Elaine, the article that has frightened you is from a trashy tabloid newspaper and is lurid and sensationalised BUT nowhere in it does it claim that this really going to happen! It is (mostly correctly) reporting that a minority of religious enthusiasts are claiming this disaster will happen to promote their own ends and that people who actually know about asteroids regard this as childish nonsense. That is exactly what my article says too.

    Please read material like this critically, ignoring the dramatic pictures and attention-grabbing headlines.

Adrian · September 9, 2015 at 18:00

Colin,

Thank you for your response. That being said does it have any chance of hitting earth since it has not been observed in a long time

James · September 9, 2015 at 15:19

As a military person, I can say this, no the govt does not publicize horrible news to prevent mass hysteria. However if there was a large comet coming in 2weeks truse me we would already see it in the sky. Religious fanatics frequently use these ploys to gain notoriety or for financial gain. There’s nothing more to it. If, by chance something of this nature does occur, there’s nothing that can be done about it that would not cause equal or more destruction, so love, live and prosper. Just my opinion.

ibnujatikusuma · September 9, 2015 at 08:42

only Allah Almighty(SWT)
knows that the apocalypse will happen anytime

Adrian · September 9, 2015 at 05:54

Dear Colin

2012 TT5 was last observed in 2012. The condition code is listed as a six, not to be mistaken with its rating on the Torino scale. If a condition of a six seems like a certainly high level of uncertainty why hasn’t the asteroid been observed again for the last several years? Do asteroids disappear and are hard to find again? Also, there seems to have been a fireball in Thailand the other day. Is this a normal event?

    admin · September 9, 2015 at 10:26

    Dear Adrian, thanks for your questions.

    why hasn’t the asteroid [2012 TT5] been observed again for the last several years?

    It is a small faint object best observed when it is close to Earth. I’m sure it will be observed on its forthcoming approach.

    Do asteroids disappear and are hard to find again?

    This does occasionally happen. There is a fairly useful entry on Lost Minor Planets at Wikipedia.

    there seems to have been a fireball in Thailand the other day. Is this a normal event?

    Meteors are burning up over our heads every time of day, usually we only notice them against the dark sky of night. However daytime fireballs are more common than most people realise (I’ve seen one). What is great now is that the ubiquity of cameras mean lots of people record these spectacular events now.

    I hope this has helped you.

St. Mike · September 9, 2015 at 01:38

Think of it this way, nobody knows when the next big one will hit us because nobody has seen it yet. Sometimes they come so fast we don’t even know it. and if it did hit and it was huge like they say, you won’t even know it hit ya. Secondly we are more likely to go by a pulsar or a red dwarf. So yeah I wouldn’t even worry about it. Live your life! 🙂

    admin · September 9, 2015 at 09:48

    Dear St. Mike, thanks for your comments, but what hazards do you think pulsars or red dwarf stars present? I’ve never heard this claimed before!

      Stylez · September 15, 2015 at 01:27

      If you don’t mind I would like to comment on the pulsar and red dwarf and you are welcome for my earlier reply.

      A Pulsar is basically what is left over after a Star goes supernova. So basically if that happened near us we wouldn’t be here to see the pulsar since the Supernova would evaporate us basically.

      On another scenario if a Pulsar was to somehow come into our solar system and get near us it would be basically the Carrington Event all over again multiplied by 10,000(probably more than that.) Also the tides would get all crazy and we’d see tsunamis,crazy weather we have never seen.Sun would go bonkers and start belting out solar flares we have never seen before. Our atmosphere would be weakened and the radiation from space and pulsar would hit us. Oh and eventually the pulsars gravity would pull us into it and we would cease to exist along with everything else on the planet. So I guess what I’m saying is it would be bad lol

      Our closets red dwarf(Proxima Centauri) to us is 4.24 light years away from us so we don’t have to worry about that. If one was to come close I would believe that the sun would keep it at bay,but it would more than likely pass through the Oort Cloud which could hurdle comets and other icy objects towards us. I did look into to that and scientists predict that it could happen eventually(Death Star HIP 560),but it would be 240,000 to 400,000 years from now. and it’s 200 light years away so my take is it probably isn’t gonna happen.

Stylez · September 8, 2015 at 23:31

To ease everyone’s mind on this. I have a list of failed predictions and some points at the end.This is just a small list as there are many.

April 1987 – Leyland Jensen predicted that Halley’s Comet would be pulled into Earth’s orbit on April 29, 1987, causing widespread destruction.

July 1999 – A prediction attributed to Nostradamus stating the “King of Terror” would come from the sky in “1999 and seven months” led to fears of the end.

January 2000 – Y2K

May 2000 – Star Holocaust would pull all planets to the sun thus burning them all up.

2003 to present day – Planet X or Nibiru will collide with earth.To this day followers still say it is almost here.Still this one is a very thoughout false predicition that is interesting if you like science fiction.

1969 – 2012 – Rapture

2011 – Fears that Comet Elenin would cause the earth’s crust to tear causing global earthquakes and mass exctintion

2012 – Mayan Calendar

August 2013 – Rasputin prophesied a storm where fire would destroy most life on land and Jesus Christ would come back to Earth to comfort those in distress.

September 2015 – And we come to this one.This one will come to pass as another false prediction. As stated above if there was a giant asteroid about to hit earth many amateur astronomers would have found this and this would be all that is talked about from within the conspiracy theory and other websites alike. If those of you believe the government has control of the information and it wouldn’t get out then sit back and think at just how many people there are in the world. one bit of info gets out and it starts a trickle down effect. so basically i’m saying we would have known by now.

I also want to talk about all the youtubers who post all this September doomsday stuff as fact. They do this all for video hits and that is it. They cleverly pick through movies,articles,commercials,tv shows etc. and state the information they find as facts and piece it together to make it seem that way. you can look back at the 2012 Mayan Calendar and the same thing was done. I know many people who were scared that year. Many people I knew and people i would see. Luckily i’m a person who loves to be in the know on everything related to this stuff. I calmed a lot of people that year.

All in all this prediction will be false like all the others. sorry that this got so long administrator.

    admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:08

    Dear Stylez, thank you for sharing this fascinating list!

Daleen Snyman · September 8, 2015 at 19:26

I have been reading all your comments. I think the bottom line of all this….is not whether
this disaster is going to happen or not. The most important message should be…Do you know Christ as your saviour? Believe that you will always be in the saddow of the Almighty…whatever happens. If you are not a believer in Christ…Hey what does it matter?

Patrick · September 8, 2015 at 11:26

Hello!
Mate I admire your patience, lost count how many times the end of the world has been predicted in my lifetime, always coming from a religious zealot/fanatic wanting or hoping to see everything burn, these people have never met you but they write with so much hate, why? Is that what their religion teaches?
And to everyone afraid of what will not happen; why do you want to know so desperately when you may cease to exist?
Me, well even in the unlikely event that were to happen I’d keep doing what I do every night, kiss my kids goodnight and tell my wife I love her.
Great blog Collin.

    admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:26

    Dear Patrick, thanks for the kind words!

timmy · September 8, 2015 at 09:52

There’s a guy on YouTube, one Nosheol Tarsus. Has two videos, one SHEMITAH DECEPTION, another Jacobs Trouble, where he claims Christians have been duped. Very compelling.

elaine · September 8, 2015 at 02:25

what with thos october 7 thing mean they saying thats the end of the world why are people putting this on google are they right because im really scared.

    admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:55

    Dear Elaine, a very quick piece of research shows this to be nonsense. A religious group is claiming this for theological not science-based reasons. They have previously predicted world-ending disasters on 21 May 2011 and 21 October 2011, obviously these have not happen. No one should take these predictions seriously!

    This is discussed at the Cosmophobia Forum (link).

Mike · September 8, 2015 at 02:24

Didn’t the asteroid that hit Russia come a bit to surprisingly to everyone as well?

    admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:10

    Dear Mike, I have addressed this many times, please have a look through these comments. Remember the Chelyabinsk meteoroid was small!

Noname · September 8, 2015 at 01:57

I have terrible anxiety and I can’t stop shaking after finding out about this. There are a lot of articles saying NASA could hide this. I found out from a YouTube video by the person with the name of Renee M. The person said they had inside information about it. Are you positive that amateur astronomers would see it? Is there any way that they could miss it? Normally after an end of the world story like this gets debunked I’m fine but this time is different. People keep saying things like FEMA stockpiling body bags and coffins and Jade Helm being an excersize to be able to control crowds when people find out. I know a lot of people have commented, but I would really appreciate if you could get back to me. Thanks.

    Noname · September 8, 2015 at 02:09

    I forgot to add that there are videos of TV shows, movies, ect. That have the date September 23-24. Could this mean anything? Also I believe they said it’s the new 100 dollar bill that you can fold to make it look like a wave is coming over some city?

      admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:16

      Dear Noname, thanks for your comments, but what on Earth has folding a banknote got to do with an asteroid impact?

      In seeing significance in dates appearing in TV shows etc I am afraid that you are falling victim to confirmation bias (link).

    admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:46

    Dear Noname, I am very sad that this imaginary event has worried you so much.

    How do you know the stories of bodybags etc being prepared are true and not just stories spread by people to get pleasure or profit from scaring other people? Just because someone makes a YouTube video about something doesn’t make it true! May I ask why you find videos on YouTube to be believable?

    This current hoax is a sad case of history repeating itself. In 2011 people were telling me they’d seen videos and websites saying that bunkers were being prepared and martial law was going to be implemented because Comet Elenin was going to cause destruction or three days of darkness on Earth. This never happened. In 2013 people were again telling me bunkers and mass graves were being prepared and there was going to be a military takeover in the US because Comet ISON was going to cause destruction on Earth. This of course never happened either. There was nothing to be scared of in 2011 or 2013 and there is nothing to be scared of 2015.

      Noname · September 9, 2015 at 21:01

      Thank you for your reply. I have an anxiety disorder and my mind likes to worry even if I know that it probably isn’t true. I mean if an asteroid of the size they were claiming was headed our way, amateur astronomers would have seen it already, right? I’m sorry for all these questions, but I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to reply to everyone’s comments. Especially touching on every detail like you have with mine.

        admin · September 10, 2015 at 08:44

        Dear Noname, if this object existed, both professional and amateur astronomers would have seen it and it would be reported as the main story on all the news media.

        I am very sorry to hear about your condition. All I can say is that you are not alone, there will be family and friends around you who you could talk to about your concerns and help show you there is nothing to worry about. Let them read this article and the conversation we have had in these comments and see what they think.

        There might be something else you can do to make yourself feel better. Stories like this do not concern me because I have studied space and astronomy for a long time. Maybe looking into to astronomy too would help you see how there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps you could join your local astronomy club and talk to its members or even take a course in astronomy at a college? Learning about astronomy could help prove to you that the sky is full of amazing things and not things to be anxious about!

      admin · October 22, 2015 at 10:02

      Dear Bugh_guy, did you see in the article you are linking to that the asteroid will miss Earth by 310,000 miles?

luc89 · September 7, 2015 at 20:57

Just to ask … if there was really a comet heading towards earth wouldn’t nasa try to destroy or have something in place to try and prevent it

ZeWitherEffect · September 7, 2015 at 14:53

So may I just know if this is 100% true that this asteroid is not hitting Earth?Just so I can calm down.I have already read the comments and all,but I need a final answer.So please Colin answer me it would help me a lot.

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 15:12

    Dear Wither, have you read the article?

      ZeWitherEffect · September 7, 2015 at 15:38

      Yes I have but in the comments it’s always a mess,so I wanted to know once and for all.

        admin · September 7, 2015 at 15:41

        I don’t understand why you think I will say something different in the comments from I do in the article.

          codybirthday · September 7, 2015 at 18:24

          well it was problably temporary reassurance, that ended right when he got to the comment section.

Gina · September 7, 2015 at 14:43

Sooner or Later:
Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

joanne · September 7, 2015 at 13:25

Thanks for your article it was very informative. I had only just heard of the 23/9/15 predictions and happened to stumble upon this article while i was digging around the internet. I was genuinely surprised by the number of people who believe crazy predictions like these to be true. I was also surprised to read in the comments how many people think that some-one who works for Armagh Planetarium may also be working for NASA and the government (it made me giggle), and shocked at the fanatical religious views expressed. Both the article and peoples comments made for great reading on day off work. Thanks to you and The Planetarium, its a great place to visit.

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 14:09

    Thanks for your kind words!

    codybirthday · September 7, 2015 at 14:45

    still, this topic unsettles me. it’s most likely true that the U.S government problably would not tell us if something would happen, but, if it’s true, an object of this size – would we be able to see it now?
    p.s. one thing that shows that the world isnt ending is that..
    1. im pretty sure the pope is visiting my hometown, philadelphia, on the 25th.
    2. 510 days after the french minister uttered the climate thing, in November, there will be a UN Conference about climate change.
    3. pope visit to obama on the day

      admin · September 7, 2015 at 15:15

      Dear Cody, yes, astronomers would be able to see this object if was real. The fact that they have not shows that it does not exist.

tasin · September 7, 2015 at 11:33

what is CERN???when u type 23september on Google map it shows CERN… is related to destruction.. i saw in a you tube video…and later tried it myself…

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 13:17

    Dear Tasin,

    what is CERN?

    Its website (link) ought to be your first stop.

    CERN… is related to destruction

    I’m afraid someone is lying to you about that.

    i saw in a you tube video

    That’s part of the problem, you need to research beyond You Tube.

      Noname · September 10, 2015 at 03:52

      I’ve tried this and it works. What could it mean? Is there an explanation for this?

Hope · September 7, 2015 at 03:35

Colin, thank you! I really enjoyed all your rebuttals and your convictions, I also enjoyed reading everyone’s comments! I am so happy that humanity is waking up, I love people, I taught high school and college students for many years and am so excited that we can talk to one another throughout the world easier than ever before, thanks to the Internet.

I do not fear natural disasters like astroids hitting our earth, or Sunami’s. What I fear are the harm the men who own the Federal Reserve System are bringing to fruition in the World as a whole! Fear is the wrong word, I feel sorry for these power hungry idiots who truly believe that their tactics of attack on humanity’s freedom is going to succeed, when it has been proven over and over again that humans are meant to be free and will always stand firm and United to fight and win that freedom, throughout history!:)

mags · September 6, 2015 at 21:06

Scientific speaking, the amount of asteroids that aren’t clueless about their existence / trajectory / speed is biggest than the asteroids that are cataloged.

So Scientific speaking, WE ARE CLUELESS.

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:27

    Dear Mags, I do not understand what you are saying. Could you repeat it in different words?

Angie · September 6, 2015 at 20:41

Saw something in the night sky that’s shining so bright that the moon can even compare. Mistook it for a huge star then I realised it was moving. On and off for 2 months now. Huge. Inc the southern hemisphere.
Never fear life’s circumstances.

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:18

    Dear Angie, I am sorry to say that based on the limited detail I do not know what you have been observing or even if it is the same object each time you see it. However it must be something that is usual in the sky, if a large new object was visible to the unaided eye it would be reported throughout the general and scientific media.

Khaihid · September 6, 2015 at 16:19

Seriously, I have no idea why people are making false predictions about the end of the world. If an Asteroid was on course for a collision NASA would immediately tell the world but as they know it no Asteroid will hit the earth so why does this funny guy think its acceptable to make false predictions to scare people, NASA are never wrong, when the 2012 end of times prediction was made saying that there will be a asteroid smashing into earth NASA denied the predictions. Thank you for making this article i really appreciate it and hope that a lot of people can have a good sleep without this silly prediction going throught there head at night.

wilson · September 6, 2015 at 07:15

Could be a false flag– for the depopuation Agenda.Another Fukushima HAARP attack–causing a militarized police state, to be welcomed by the survivors. or some variation of genocidal theatre. Eugenics anyone?

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:37

    Dear Wilson, how could a nefarious organisation fake a gigantic asteroid impact? You do understand too that HAARP is the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project currently run by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, not a weapon?

luc89 · September 5, 2015 at 22:59

Thing is people do generally listen to this claims of the end of the world and esp young ppl can really effect there life if the world was going to end I don’t think personally it would be all over Internet and news paper but I even no a young girl that committed suicide after the false claims in 2012 … how sad she was that scared she took her own life !!

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:42

    Dear Luc89, preventing awful tragedies like that girl’s suicide are why I try to refute faked predictions of disaster.

Anonimous · September 5, 2015 at 17:11

Worry not about the end of times or about death but trust in God at all times. Death is certain but it isn’t the end. It is only the begining……. of eternity. To those who put all their faith in science and humans, know this: humans are fallible and untrustworthy. Scientists like to think that they have all the answers to everything but cannot even explain where water came from, and even resort to concealing certain information which may threaten their scientific views. There were once giants on earth and yet they conceal their skeletal remains. Atlantis was engulfed by the great flood yet they don’t dare mention it. Buddhists, nazis, various central and South American tribes and even certain members of British royalty all believe/d in a hollow earth inhabited by an advanced “superior race” and yet there is no mention of this in scientific circles. Makes one wonder what else they think they are covering up.

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 09:06

    Dear Anonimous, thank you for comments.

    Scientists … even resort to concealing certain information which may threaten their scientific views.

    I do not agree with this and it suggests that you do not know many scientists!

    There were once giants on earth and yet they conceal their skeletal remains

    Can you name a source for this extraordinary claim? I know there is a television series in the USA (link) about this but it does not appear to be factual (link).

    Atlantis was engulfed by the great flood

    The sole ancient source for the myth of Atlantis comes from essentially an Ancient Greek science fiction story by Plato. There is a useful podcast at this link.

    Buddhists, nazis, various central and South American tribes and even certain members of British royalty all believe/d in a hollow earth inhabited by an advanced “superior race” and yet there is no mention of this in scientific circles

    I think again you are believing a fictional story to be true, in this case Bulwer-Lytton’s The Coming Race (1871). I would also note that support for an idea by British royalty does not actually make it true, I understand that some members of the royal family believe in absurd notions such as homeopathy and that plants can hear and understand the spoken word.

    Finally, not only were the Nazis blood-thirsty maniacs, but they were one of the most incompetent and ignorant political movements in history. Do you not think that calling on them for support is a sign you are losing your argument?

Maurice · September 5, 2015 at 16:43

Im 13 and I am very scared. So if for some divine intervention the asteroid did hit us then would it have any effect in Houston Tx. I belive in god and god says It’ll be like a theif in a night noone will know. But at the same time the people who are having these visions could be one of the 144,000 said in the bible to rule the world in heaven after the end. I just really need assurance cause I always expected the end to come after I grew up.

Victor Ward · September 5, 2015 at 16:05

Dear Admin,
Its true that if an object that size was coming in a couple of weeks it would already be one of the brightest objects in the night sky next to the moon?

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:24

    Dear Victor, no, assuming this imaginary object is an asteroid it would not be visible to the unaided eye until shortly before impact. However it would have been observed by astronomers for weeks beforehand.

jonas · September 5, 2015 at 02:19

but you can all just accept jesus as your savior, then nothing to be scared of 😛

spacecadet · September 4, 2015 at 22:26

I do not know if any rock will hit Earth at the prophetic time but I am curious if something like a comet could be hidden by the sun or the sun’s glare until reaching an intersection point with Earth. We do remember that the rock that created a sonic boom over Russia was reportedly not noticed because it came at us from the sun’s direction. I have read some time ago that Nostradamus predicted a rock to hit through Cancer which I believe is just about to exit the sun’s morning glare soon.

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:52

    Dear Spacecadet, while telescopes cannot be pointed at or near the Sun for obvious reasons, asteroids and the Earth are moving and it is impossible for an object to be hidden by the Sun’s glare for any length of time. The Chelyabinsk meteroid was not visible in the immediate hours before impact because of its trajectory relative to the Sun’s position, but it was also too small to have been spotted earlier.

    I do not understand what you think Nostradamus predictions have to do with reality!

Josh rustell · September 4, 2015 at 14:46

Hi there I just got back from holiday and I live in the UK in Southampton for example say if it did hit what would happen to Southampton
Many thanks bye

    codybirthday · September 7, 2015 at 03:18

    it’s my birthday today, and i really never got to enjoy with my friends. when we went to the movies i stayed on my phone most of the time, reading these comments.
    i’m a christian myself, but i know that the bible says that no man will know when the end times are near, not even Jesus. i’m not gonna say that “God loves us” or anything because that would be debatable, i’m just saying that the rumor-starting fearmongerers are basically doing what theyre meant to do, to fear people.
    i’m only 12. what i find funny is that no one has ever responded to the admin’s constant statements that “it is strange that people will strike fear in someone”. i hope that you know me, a 12 year old, who is just going to a new school and wants to have a better year than the last cannot be sure it will be, because of this scary content. it only scares me more when people state the many coincidences that will be happening “500 days” after the french minister uttered the info.
    but it also reassures me that apparently there will be a UN conference about climate change, the day that the french minister said is the last time to avoid climate change. so is this meaning that we have had 500 days to stop polluting the earth, and then there will be a UN conference about climate change that will include very intense scenarios that might affect a few UN countries’s economy to help stop climate change and pollution.
    – codybirthday
    ps. i would like for you to make me feel a little bit better on this topic because every logical explanation i get i still fear about it. pls, i hope i am not testing your patience.
    ty

    admin · September 7, 2015 at 09:46

    Dear Josh, there are websites which calculate the destructive effects of an asteroid or comet impact for you. Here are some links:
    Earth Impact Effects Program
    Impact Calculator (this one allows you to pick the impact site from a list or a map)
    Impact Earth

    You could have a play with these, I believe Rodriguez’ followers claim the imaginary asteroid will be 2.5 miles (4000 m) across, they have no other useful data like its speed or composition but you could experiment with different values. I hope you find this useful.

dani · September 3, 2015 at 18:51

Dear admin im 12 years old and I’ve been shaking all night and all day because I was really scared is it really not going to happen?

    admin · September 4, 2015 at 07:59

    Dear Dani, yes, this will not happen. Please do not be scared.

luke · September 3, 2015 at 12:53

thxns for the page but are you guys seariously right this will not happen ?

    admin · September 3, 2015 at 13:58

    Dear Luke, yes, of course.

      luke · September 4, 2015 at 11:20

      thxns admin now i can take a good sleep not thinking about the asteroid to happen

        admin · September 4, 2015 at 12:18

        Glad I could help!

michael · September 3, 2015 at 11:03

Hi colin i would like to apoligese to you.you where right the condition code has nothing to do with torino scale.did my research last night the highest torino code in history was a 4 and that was years ago.as for the express paper they want to be asamed of them selfs post things like the six near earth asteroids nubmber scale.all they need to do is call you and get the facts.as for asteroid 2012 tt5 is the distance it is going to miss us by clased as prity close or quite far.anyway thanks colin and keep up the good work i feel a lot better and accurly sleeped well for first time in weeks thank you.

Seferino Krouth · September 3, 2015 at 03:17

I might or might not get this statement right, so don’t judge too hard.

I believe in God and Jesus, and The End times are near, But I believe the bible stated that It will happen when we LEAST expect it. Also Though there are some weird stuff happen in the past years, I don’t believe that we are gonna hit the rapture times this soon. Being a God fearing warrior doesn’t exactly mean that I am listening to this bogus claims that the world will end. I mean come on.

There will always be people claiming that something will kill off the world, but On a specific Nation, Race, Religion, Gender, etc is what separates the false from real. God created all of us, He loves every single one of us, And in time, all of us will receive his judgment TOGETHER. We all sinned. None of us are pure. So if he was coming…..

None of us would be alive lol.

Personally, I am currently praying that this “End times” is a long way off. I am 22 years old and barely got out of the military. I haven’t even gotten married yet. I’m barely starting my life. But that’s me.

Don’t speak for the creator. We’ll know when the end times will occur…..

….And it will occur in a twinkle of an eye

    Marie · September 27, 2015 at 10:48

    If I’m honest, but I think most of the world know, we least expect everything in this world, universe and Galaxy. It’s all what makes its great! In my opinion. If somethings going to happen it will happen. Weather we know hours day months later or just in the blink of an eye.

Michael Mantle · September 2, 2015 at 21:27

Here is the nasa link for the commit 2012 TT5 its is a condition code #6 whatever that is on scale level

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2012%20TT5;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad

As for it hitting who knows and for answering to god we need to think about how he/she should be answering to humanity for the suffering we have caused ourselves and the amount of innocent children lives over centuries of wars and killings over his/her name that he/she could prove a point to his/her angels. As for major news covering this story does not seem to be of any interest to them and even if it were true telling us would only create a even worse state of emergency before it even passes and people would forget all about gods and would panic or riot around the planet. We would be best to worry about the real issues that threaten us around the world we already have enough natural and man made issues we should be trying to work together as a whole and put the worlds resources and all nations should be united to insure a future for humanity before we destroy it not some rock hitting it.

BTW My Birthday is Sept 24th older then my twin sister Michelle by 9min.
My name translates to Angel Of Earth I don’t want that job if a god does return..

    admin · September 3, 2015 at 08:36

    Dear Michael Mantle, the condition code is a measure of how accurately the object’s orbit is known, it is not anything to do with the Torino scale which is a measure of how potentially dangerous an asteroid or comet is. This object is not threatening Earth!

Gavin · September 2, 2015 at 19:24

Dear admin, I posted my fears a few days ago about how upset I was about all this talk about the meteor hitting in September. I suffer very badly with anxiety and the news of this meteor has mad me very ill. This morning I remember that a few weeks ago that my daughter did a project at school about space and she mentioned the Space Gaurd Centre so I had a look on the Internet and found it was located in Knighton, Powys about 30 from where I live so we rang them and headed over to talk to Jonathan R. Tate the director of the space guard centre, I needed someone to tell me face to face with facts that we were safe. He told us it was utter rubbish and there was no meteor heading our way what so ever. Something like this would be impossible to cover up because of amateur astronomers all around the world are constantly on the look out,and just like the SpaceGaurd centre are not controlled my governments or in receipt of government funding. So I feel a little happier now this is just a hoax and now I understand a little more about NEO’s and also the plans of how we could stop a future NEO from hitting earth. So all I can say is do some research and talk to someone like Jonathan R. Tate.

    admin · September 3, 2015 at 08:31

    Dear Gavin, thanks for letting me know about that. I’m glad you are reassured and I’m pleased to hear you received such excellent cooperation from Space Guard (link).

michael · September 2, 2015 at 16:29

Dear colin this is the link of the nasa site ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?orb=1;sstr=2012+TT5 as you can see it see its says condition code 6 earth moid 0554511au hope this helps.

    admin · September 3, 2015 at 08:21

    Dear Michael, the condition code is a measure of how accurately the object’s orbit is known, it is not anything to do with the Torino scale,

michael · September 2, 2015 at 13:50

It is rated 6 on the the nasa website

    admin · September 2, 2015 at 15:39

    Dear Michael, please send me a link to the NASA site where this is stated.

      Patrick · September 2, 2015 at 18:54

      He’s right actually, toward the bottom of the page it is in fact listed as a 6.

      http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2012%20TT5;orb=1

      But I don’t think it’s very big a deal as there was apparently an NEO listed as a 9 that made its pass on August 27th (2015 PM307) and several others listed as 6 a few days after.

      http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2015%20PM307;orb=1

      I don’t quite understand the significance of the scale myself. I’m assuming it just means the level of uncertainty about the objects orbit as of yet. Can you clarify if you don’t mind?

        admin · September 3, 2015 at 08:27

        Dear Patrick, you are correct that the condition code is a measure of how accurately the object’s orbit is known. Some internet sources are (possibly deliberately) confusing asteroid 2012 TT5’s condition code of 6 with level 6 on the Torino Impact Hazard scale (link) and sadly this is frightening people.

          Patrick · September 3, 2015 at 14:36

          I see, I had the condition codes and Torino scale mixed up myself at one point. Thanks for clearing that up!

            admin · September 3, 2015 at 14:38

            You’re welcome!

dalene · September 2, 2015 at 13:46

You would think it would be all over the news and in the papers.

dalene · September 2, 2015 at 13:43

Nasa said it’s a hoax. …..glad to hear..

michael · September 2, 2015 at 13:24

So with the condition being at 6 for asteroid 2012 tt5 is there nothing to worry about.im sorry to ask but ive been very worried

    admin · September 2, 2015 at 13:31

    Dear Michael, 2015 TT5 is not rated at 6, anyone who tells you it is is misinformed or lying. Please read the article; I cannot make it more clear that 2012 TT5 is not going to hit Earth.

michael · September 2, 2015 at 12:56

So there is no asteroid going to hit in september. Will asteroid 2012 tt5 defo miss us. the express paper said there are six close calls in september. 2012 tt5 thats the biggest and most worrying of the lot.plz can you put my mind to rest that its course can not change thanks colin

    admin · September 2, 2015 at 13:14

    Dear Michael, I do not understand how something passing Earth by a million kilometres or more can be regarded as a “close call”.

HB · September 2, 2015 at 10:33

OK, thank you for your reply. It just goes to show that these ”theorist’s”, or whatever they like to be called are a load of tosh! People need to stop believing them and input their trust in science.

michael · September 2, 2015 at 09:00

Hi colin im still scared of this september doomsday stuff.whats got me scared now is that on 23 and 24 september there or two asteroids called 2015 ga14 and 2012 tt5 which have condition code 6 and 7 how likely are this to hit us.the condition code is very high and then found out asteroid 2015 pm307 had a condition of 9 dosnt mean it was ment to hit.im very scared of this month everyone talking about end of the world thru blood moons thru to pope going to america and jude helm stuff.so do you think anything will happen in september.really scared here

    admin · September 2, 2015 at 13:33

    Dear Michael, please read the article, I have discussed how 2012 TT5 will miss Earth by 5 million miles. I have added also how 2015 GA14 will miss Earth by an even larger margin!

Andy · September 1, 2015 at 17:42

I’m a God fearing man. But I also believe these people make these BS prophecies for their own gain. I like a lot that you had to say and your responses to comments. PS God Says NO MAN shall no the time nor the place. Only God. So unless this guy is god I guess he is a false profit …. Hmmm

HB · September 1, 2015 at 16:27

Dear admin,

Its me again, with my third comment.

At the moment I have a deep interest in space. And what I would like to know is, if an asteroid was on imminent collision with earth, is there any way possible to warn people months in advanced. I ask this question because these videos on YouTube and other media platforms across the Internet seem so ridiculous that, if any celestial body was on a direct path towards earth, surely the information would get out much quicker – included with scientific proof.

Do you agree, or is there something else to it?

    admin · September 2, 2015 at 09:58

    Dear HB, I am very sure if this kind of event were to be coming it would be impossible to conceal.

reismond · September 1, 2015 at 12:18

please tell me if its realy gonna happend im so scared 🙁

    admin · September 2, 2015 at 09:57

    Dear Reismond, please read the article, you will see that I am very clear that this will not happen.

Lalaa · September 1, 2015 at 11:01

How about French Foreign Minister & John Kerry saying there will be a climate chaos “500 days from now” counted from that date it would be exactly around 23-24/9/15
what should we interpret from that? Cause its leaving me in utmost fear.
Here is the link to the video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2QDJb6fF8pg

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 11:49

    Dear Lalaa, your video is 45 seconds from about 5 minutes of speech. Why do you think it has been cut down this way?

Shae Atkinson · September 1, 2015 at 09:43

This is all over the internet and i have been reading alot of things and they are all different.
Im only 12 years old but i do understand that things like this happen. I dont know whether this is true or false and im kinda in between right now. Im pretty sure its not meant to hit australia but im really shaken up about this. Ive google several things and according to a scientist or well im not sure what it was but the earth is not in any course with any asteroids or stuff like that for the next several hundred years so its basically just rumours but you never know. Also ive also watched a few youtube videos and alot of people are uploading stuff about it DEFINETLY HAPPENING and it DEFINETLY NOT HAPPENING which on that day its either going to be one or the other.

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 10:39

    Dear Shae, thank you for your comments. I think when you say

    the earth is not in any course with any asteroids or stuff like that for the next several hundred years so its basically just rumours

    you are completely correct. Just because someone makes a YouTube video about something doesn’t make it true!

werner · September 1, 2015 at 06:44

i feel sorry for you people who believe that all on earth is controlled by a man in the sky with a beautifull white beard. you so blindly believe all based on a book which most religions have. you critisize those who do not believe in your god which by the way is a sin according to your own bible. you spread the word that have faith god will protect you yet when he does not you counter with it was not gods will. you describe him as a loving god yet if you do not believe in him you will die of famine and sickness to burn in a deep hole of fire in the afterlife? you have become a sickness a parasite living of this planets resources. should an asteriod hit earth i wish to welcome it. it will rid this beautifull planet of its fleas living of its blood. meaning you.

lee · August 30, 2015 at 16:18

is it just Americans that believe in this complete load of tosh??, I am being nice on here because I want this post to be added, I feel so sorry for you god people!!!! the life’s you must lead is so scary, man mad god and that’s the fact people need to wake up to, you really are embarrassing people.

Gavin · August 30, 2015 at 14:12

Dear Admin, a neighbour told me last night about this and I must say I am so scared it’s untrue. I live in England near Wales If this was to happen how much of England would be wiped out? I suffer with anxiety really bad and I didn’t get any sleep last night because I was planning in my head what I could do to save my family. Can there not be anything done to stop this man from spreading these lies? Please please tell me this will not happen. I have 3 young children and I’m scared for them.

    Gavin · August 31, 2015 at 14:32

    I scared it true.

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 10:41

    Dear Gavin, please do not be worried, read the article, this prediction is false!

Pinar · August 29, 2015 at 16:56

If people are so obsessed with the end of the world, they can go and do something real about it rather than spreading fake stories. Do farming, plant organic food, use less petrol, make less garbage, recycle, stand against Gmo’s, maybe then an asteroid would be the thing that would literally matter.

florien · August 29, 2015 at 07:25

Dear admin ,

I have read somewhere that some asteroids come from the direction of the sun and that they can not be discovered because of that. Is this true?

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 10:25

    Dear Florien, it’s sort of true. Yes, telescopes cannot be pointed at or near the Sun for obvious reasons. However any asteroids and the Earth are moving and it is impossible for an object to be hidden by the Sun’s glare for any length of time.

elaine · August 29, 2015 at 05:40

im scared really i know it want happen but i dont know why im still scared is this what you say in true. my boyfriend said its all wrong nothing going to happen he said its all a jokes.

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 11:19

    Dear Elaine, my job is to teach about astronomy and space science, I am reporting the truth. Please do not worry about this.

Jim Mooney · August 29, 2015 at 01:33

From a logical perspective you can’t rule it out entirely, since we have not discovered all possible asteroids. This is why the astronomer’s union begged Congress to appropriate funds for full-sky scanning. Of course, Congress, which doesn’t even fathom global warming, is too busy funding wars and baloney – so they got turned down.

Christian islet · August 29, 2015 at 00:23

These two websites are concerning me so bad it’s like Giving me a panic attack. Please
explain to ME what’s real or False- and i know nasa has no Scientific basis BUT are they hiding it? Please explain

1. http://firsttoknow.com/asteroid-expected-september-2015/

2. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/asteroid-to-destroy-earth-four-6333782

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 11:56

    Dear Christian, the video in your first linked site says this will not happen, as does the second site you link to. I have issues with how sensationalised they are, but both sites say that this will not happen.

Franky Layne · August 28, 2015 at 23:19

If the Earth is flying around the sun and the sun is flying around the galaxy and the galaxy is flying around the universe and the universe is flying around multiple universes… how come we see the same stars in the sky and the moon never changes its face? Maybe science is the lie? God Speed.

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 10:22

    Dear Franky, thanks for your comments. The Sun is moving through the Galaxy at a speed which is small compared to the size of the Galaxy so it is unsurprising that we see the same stars in the sky over human lifetimes. The Moon keeps the same face to Earth as its rotation around the Earth is synchronised with its orbital period due to tidal braking. Every moon in the Solar System is synchronised to its parent planet in the same way. This has been understood for centuries and is in no way evidence for the supernatural.

    I find it amusing that you propose “Maybe science is the lie?” yet apparently accept the claims of Rev. Rodriguez despite his history of failed prophesies.

Athena · August 28, 2015 at 09:27

Dear Admin,
I’m so glad I checked this blog. As my friend was scrolling her twitter timeline, she told me that there was an asteroid coming that could probably destroy most of the earth. I was so frightened that I started to panic. I was so worried about this. And finding out that the date of the asteroid coming was after my best friend’s bday? Not really what I would like to hear. So, before I started to panic and probably rant on everyone, I checked the web, and I found this! This is helping me a lot to understand that I’m not in danger of anything. But seriously, people kept on saying things like the world is ending, or God is punishing us for what we’ve done. Well, people should stop doing this because the only thing that destroys our earth is probably ourselves. I like how you comment and answer all the comments that says that the asteroid is going to hit the earth and is going to kill all of us. Your answers really calmed me when I started to panic. This article is really logical and I like logical things. Probably I’ll start studying astronomy because this whole thing makes me a bit curious. Once again, thanks for calming a lot of people. But seriously, the asteroid thingy is all over the internet, teenagers or little kids would believe all this, just like me (I’m in 10th grade) it could-or has probably started- cause a massive panic amongst people.

Jeff Bishop · August 28, 2015 at 01:33

Hello Colin –
Thank you for the post / nice read. I am very interested
in astronomy and the studies of impacts. I put no stock
in the prediction of Mr Rodriguez or any other religious
soothsayer that does not back impact predictions with
hard verifiable facts, backed by instruments, measurements
and repetitive results. You know ….. The Scientific Method.

A big fan of Carl Sagan and the Alvarez’s it is exciting
to see earth and astronomical sciences beginning to piece
together the complex interaction of earth, the Solar System
and deep space.

Given the relative newness of impact study I was particularly
intrigued by the dramatic events surrounding the 21 comet
fragment collisions that occurred on Jupiter in the 1990’s
As discovered by Ms Shoemaker and David Levy.

This event was an eye opener that seems to have soured
significant interest regarding impact ramifications not only
in the scientific community but politically and in the Dept. of
defense.

These are really interesting times considering the number
of spacefaring satellites that are currently deployed to
investigate asteroids and comets.

Which leads me to my main point that kind of ties into your
Rebuttal of the lunatic(s) making these end of mankind claims.

My personal research suggests the most serious threat
to earth from an impactor would be from a comet that
shakes loose from the “Orrt” cloud. It is my understanding
these comets, once they start falling inward to the sun, are
among the most difficult objects to detect and literally impossible
to predict.

Your comments regarding Orrt Cloud comets would be interesting
to read.

I will finish by saying that Astronomy is on the cusp of incredible
advances – I hope I live long enough to benefit from the data that
the James Webb will provide when launched in 2018 and the impressive
Array of earth based telescopes that are under construction or currently
in planning stages.

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 10:08

    Dear Jeff, thank you for your comments. My only response would be that I don’t agree that a “fresh” comet approaching from the Oort Cloud would be difficult to detect, if anything they might be easier as they would possess a lot more volatiles to form a coma and tail.

Ross · August 28, 2015 at 00:14

Hi, i hope nobody will judge me for what i am about to say but i’m a 22 year old male who suffers from chronic anxiety & a general anxiety disorder and ever since i heard about this whole “asteroid collision with earth” conspiracy i have been terrified, i had my anxiety & panic attacks under control for a while but this story has made all of those horrible feelings come back, i’m not saying i believe the conspiracy but in my head i keep thinking “what if it is going to happen?” how can you be so sure that the rumours are false and that nothing is going to happen?

    admin · September 1, 2015 at 10:04

    Dear Ross, I am sorry that this hoax has distressed you. If you read the article you will see that:
    a) The original source is a preacher who claimed to see this happening in a vision. What he says is going to happen makes no sense on many levels.
    b) The original fake prediction is being passed around the internet in YouTube videos etc by people who do not care about the truth. They’re only doing it for the money or to promote a religious or political agenda.
    c) No asteroid of this size has been seen on a course that will collide with Earth.

    Please relax, this prediction is a fake.

justin · August 27, 2015 at 22:58

Dear admin, just a hypothetical question… if an asteroid were to hit puerto rico the size efrain rodriguez quoted… how long would it be till it hit the east coast of the U.S?… Also, because technically ct is a sound and not directly part of the coast, would it even reach over here in southeastern ct?

    admin · August 28, 2015 at 14:57

    Dear Justin, the answer to your hypothetical question is threefold. An impact like the one made up by Rodriguez would have consequences around the world, it would be the most severe cataclysm experienced by the Earth since the impact at the end of the Cretaceous Period (although quite so bad). According this this site (link) Connecticut is 2675 km from Puerto Rico. If we imagine an asteroid hitting just off the coast of Puerto Rico, the tsunami in the ocean caused by it would travel at 970 km/h, so the waves in the ocean would reach Connecticut 2 hours 40min after the impact, the shock waves in the atmosphere travel at about 1190 km/h so would be felt in Connecticut about 2hours 18 mins after the impact. Fastest of all are the earth tremors, moving at 6km/s, they would shake Connecticut less that 7.5 minutes after the impact. I imagine the flash would be visible on impact.

    Remember this isn’t going to happen!

JOANNA · August 27, 2015 at 21:17

I know NASA is tracking quite a few objects, we are projecting the paths of these objects on their current locations and speed over time. So far accurate, but what happens if one these objects for some reason has their path altered, which NASA will see and then recalculate for the correction. I was just trying to leave the door open for variables unseen. Your article is very good, like 2012 people can be moved by what they read and hear. I think sticking with the math, reality and facts that can change from day to day should make people relax. I would encourage everyone to get off the 2012 train (which by the way did not happen) and do some more research on their own, using accredited sources of information. Well done my friends.

James lee · August 27, 2015 at 00:30

Wow, I have managed to eat a huge bag of popcorn while reading all these comments. The best laugh I’ve had in years, im not too sure a asteroid killing half of them would be such a loss to our race, … The article in question was very good Collin thankyou for your hard work and effort

Meow · August 26, 2015 at 16:53

This was a good article. And while some of the comments make me a bit worried about people who wrote them, the admin has been enviably patient and polite answering.

Somehow I feel like most of the world end believers are from the US. Many people there don’t seem to trust their government, nor to have much idea about the outside world. (Like the whole idea about Nasa being able to cover up everything.) It also always baffles me how so many people seem to be afraid of whatever conspiracy, rogue planet or nonexistent meteorite, but at the same time not seeming to register or accept the existence of REAL threats like climate change or the importance of research – so that we might for example find potentially hazardous (real) meteorites. The idea about everything being possible and only a matter of opinion doesn’t really help.

It seems that waiting for the doomsday makes some people genuinely happy, I just wish they wouldn’t scare people.

Maurice · August 26, 2015 at 12:48

I think it us a coincidence. Cause Jehovah or Jesus would not go back on their word. Now calm down Josh. Read the bible and you will calm down. And I actually am scared of death cause it might hurt.

u idiots · August 26, 2015 at 05:27

You idiots!!!…who cares if the world ends.can you really stop it from happening.if you knew what was waiting on the other side,u would not be afraid of death.

    John · September 22, 2015 at 19:14

    Really, do you have any proof besides dogma that there is anything on “the other side” waiting for us?

josh · August 26, 2015 at 01:04

What are your thoughts about the speech the French prime minister gave over a year ago about we have 500 hundred days till a climatic abyss? Kinda sounds like a warning to me. That 500 hundred days ends September 2015 that’s a pretty big coincidence Don’t you think?

    admin · August 26, 2015 at 10:29

    Dear Josh, I have addressed this many times, please have a look through these comments.

Maurice · August 26, 2015 at 00:07

To all you Christians out there. When Jesus said that an asteroid will come and destroy all sinful humanity. He also added that no one will know when it will happen. He even said that not even him self knows. So calm down guts the earth will probably be destroyed to make a new order. But whatever that guy is saying is a lie cause nobody knows either the day or the hour. Plus this guy has lied twice before. I cant belive he got me all worked up tbh. He needs to be arrested for this if the law permits it.

    Eilidh · September 13, 2015 at 12:33

    ,Maurice. What makes you say that “Jesus said that an asteroid would come and destroy all sinful humanity?” Who told you this? People who profess to be Christians must read and study the Bible for themselves before making comments which could destroy its credibillity and people’s faith.. The misquotations and misrepresentations of Christianity here have been frightening. .No asteroId has been foretold but even if there were, people who really believe and trust in God should not be afraid. I’m a Born Again Christian who believes and studies the Bible. If it is misquoted and misinterpreted people can become afraid, get a distorted view of God and thebn dismiss the whole caboodle. That bothers me.
    Admin is sensible, reasonable and knows his stuff. Don’t dismiss what he says either…but get your Christian facts right too.

      Eilidh · September 13, 2015 at 13:10

      P.S I forgot to say (in a reply to Maurice’s misinterpretation) that the Bible does say that “God does not give a spirit of fear but of love and a sound mind.”
      2 Timothy 1:7

elaine · August 25, 2015 at 22:56

they said one passing on the 24 th but how far is it going to miss by….. the doom-mangors saying its the killer rock

Given name: Aaron · August 25, 2015 at 18:20

Funny how the new hundred dollar bill shows New York over taken by waves….you guys believe what you like

    admin · August 25, 2015 at 20:35

    Dear Aaron, but is this correct?

MMB · August 25, 2015 at 15:58

Hello again. Do you have a Facebook page, YouTube channel or Twitter that we can follow? If you do would you mind posting a link here so I can follow the planetarium please? I’d appreciate it very much! Thanks again! ~Michelle?

michael · August 25, 2015 at 14:15

Hi colin i am still panicing about september i know nasa said nothing is going to happen.but ive seen a tweet on asteroidwatch with says whe will get hit on 23 september .asteroidwatch said it was a fake and it is 100 % false.im worried nasa is covering this up and something is happening .im not just worry about me here aswell im scared for might happen to my wife and daughter. And if there was something there could you see it by now.my dad says there is no way they could hide soming like that.just want to enjoy my daughters birthday but i cant stop worrying thanks colin

    admin · August 25, 2015 at 15:00

    Dear Michael, please do not worry about this hoax. You and your family are not in danger, and your father is completely correct to say that this could not be covered up. Happy birthday to your little girl!

      michael · August 25, 2015 at 15:30

      Thank you very much feel alot better now.can enjoy daugters birthday now thanks again colin

    Hemant · August 25, 2015 at 23:00

    hi

    have u seen alice in wonderland …
    we all know there is no existence of such place but somewhere we all wanted to go there….
    there is always place left for fantasies when truth becomes a burden….we have not seen the hell or heaven but we want to go to heaven…
    people live you with fantasy stories and imaginations…

    death is sure ..may be today or tommorow …
    nothing to worry ….relax …

    have u seen GOD …i have not…

    Profeta cannot be believed …conspiracy theories are confusing …but onething for sure …i am not myself ….we all are controlled by any or other believes or fantasies or top elites….

    who knows who is correct…just wait for the day ….till then enjoy if you can

Florien · August 24, 2015 at 09:41

Dear Admin ,
thank you for this article , I was really frightened. I read another article about asteroids that says there could be an enormous collision in 2020. http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/507480/Asteroid-Strikes-Earth-Damage-Nasa-Destruction Do we need to believe this article? I feel like they made it up but I am a little bit scared. Thank you

    admin · August 25, 2015 at 11:03

    Dear Florien, the article you’ve linked to is a year old so it is out of date. Asteroid 2012 DA14 (which is also called 367943 Duende) mentioned in it is not going to hit Earth.

    This bit

    A previously unknown asteroid belt has been located in deep space and is now hurtling towards our part of the solar system.

    It means a ‘global killer’ could collide with Earth as soon as 2020, wiping out life as we know it and changing the climate for millennia.

    is simply nonsense, I presume the journalist didn’t understand what he was told.Please don’t worry about this story.

Tech guy · August 23, 2015 at 16:36

I really value all the logic here. These are a few points of worry for me. If world governments knew do you really think they would tell the mass population? Multiple Wal-Mart’s have been shut down due to plumbing problems here in the states on the west coast. Jade helm is a little unsettling. Adding up propaganda doesn’t work. But the truths can be unnerving. If the higher up Did know this is how they would do it. And no I don’t think it will happen. But facts can be scary however, things can also be coincidences. Thank you for your article.

    admin · August 25, 2015 at 07:07

    Dear Tech Guy,

    If world governments knew do you really think they would tell the mass population?

    Even you assume every single government in the world is made up of cynical, compassionless monsters, how would covering up a major disaster help their agenda? I cannot understand the reasoning behind this belief.

h town · August 23, 2015 at 08:43

I would like to just add something to think about, I have seen a ufo or light in the sky that did some crazy unbelievable things, I was not alone that day. many people saw it too. It could not be explained, nor proven today. you don’t have to believe me, because I do not have a clue what it was, but I can tell you, I hope one day you could be witness to something unexplainable like me. it was awesome… keep a eye in the sky.

Chew · August 23, 2015 at 05:03

That’s my video at the end. Thank you for sharing it!

tim · August 22, 2015 at 21:17

the US government is corrupt, i honestly think that they would save themselves before anything, if there was something heading to earth we would not be informed till its to late, and on another note, nasa is full of crap. they are humans, not Gods, they dont get everything correct but they also would not let anyone know about this, if the government told us there would be total chaos, so i dont think they would let us know anything. this is not just the governments planet, this my planet and your planet, we deserve to know and have every right to know anything and everything that happens to, out of, or on the planet. so i say screw the government, screw nasa, and screw all the self righteous power hungry people in this world that think they own it, is something’s coming im gonna be ready, if its true or not bc you cant trust anything the government says.

    John · September 22, 2015 at 19:08

    Exactly who do you believe this sinister “government” is. Are they not the people working for the country that make up the government? Are they not hundreds of thousands of citizens all over the country from federal employees all the way down to your local town clerk that are making up what you call “them”? People that have friends, parents, children, and other families? What makes you believe they are corrupt and don’t care about the rest of the population? Can you not see the trap you have been led into by special interests who are against the “government”… We the people are the government… there is no different sinister stand alone entity out there by that name….

Mr me · August 22, 2015 at 13:12

I don’t intend to cause any alarm but before i found out about the asteroid story, i had an unusually vivid dream in which a cousin of mine asked me if i had heard that the world would end at 2:15pm. I do not wish to elaborate any further but i do believe that some major event will take place this year (2015). Maybe we will be entering the age of aquarius as new ageists claim, or maybe Satan will be unleashed from his prison as the bible claims. As for the asteroid, who knows?

    admin · August 25, 2015 at 06:53

    Dear Mr Me, no real astronomical object has ever been discovered by someone’s dreams.

Lu · August 22, 2015 at 04:35

Dear Admin,
Good Job. Your honesty and tolerance is refreshing. Keep up the good work (we can only see the moon with our little telescopes so we’re relying on you guys!). People: THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. Believe what you will but live your lives the best you can right now because that is all you have ever had. Peace to all of you.

katy · August 22, 2015 at 03:40

i started to drink because of all this (im sorry to say) do you work with nasa its just scary my boyfriend just ask me to marry him im happy but i dont think it would happen with this comet i read it all over the net maybe im crazy i read what you put on net but could you put my mine to rest more please

    admin · August 25, 2015 at 06:58

    Dear Katy, please read the article again, I clearly say this asteroid does not exist.

James · August 22, 2015 at 02:12

This is nothing, a foot note in world of crazy fools, the big one is August the 31st 2033, 😉

    admin · August 25, 2015 at 07:01

    Dear James, I assume you are joking, but for the sake of other readers I must be clear: no known asteroid is predicted to collide with Earth in 2033.

Coker damilola · August 21, 2015 at 13:20

Gods word will surely come to pass

Jay · August 21, 2015 at 12:05

Why always coming to US & Europe? There are so many other places. Move that asteroid to other some where.

katy · August 21, 2015 at 06:30

NASA denies asteroid to strike Earth soon that was on the new so there nothing coming i have been stressing so bad so is it true

    admin · August 21, 2015 at 08:59

    Dear Katy, please read the article. There is no giant asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

Myrella · August 20, 2015 at 22:44

Whoa! Retired school principal here, scholar and traveler. Can’t believe all the religious fanatics believing this under educated so called “reverend”. Unfortunately my Puertorican friends seem to be over run by fundamentalist thunder and fire! Opium of the people. Sadly, many of these so called “reverends” end up buying these “titles” by mail and stealing well meaning people’s hard earned money… Thank you Adm. for your polite but firm answers to these zealots!!!! Scaring little kids and old ladies. They should be ashamed of themselves!!! Believe whatever silliness you wish to believe but spare the rest of us.

MMB · August 20, 2015 at 09:36

Okay, I am a huge worrier and I have read the article and the comments all the way down. I am here in Arizona (USA) and it’s nearly 2:30am my time, but I couldn’t sleep because some sick person on Facebook posted about the asteroid and these prophesies and I got really frightened. Thankfully, there are others like you out there who referred me to this page and finally I am feeling more at ease. Pretty much any “what if” scenario has been covered that I would be able to think of, plus some extras. I am so thankful to you, the author, for the grace and tact with which you confront some of the more fiery, fearmongering people on here. I am an extremely emotional person who appreciates logic and typically my boyfriend is the only one that I’ve found that can reassure me the way that you have. His father preaches the end times and I get to the point where I can honestly say that I feel suicidal hearing all of these prophesies. 2012 was really rough on me. I’m spiritual not religious, but whatever work you are doing here is definitely for the greater good and you are doing an amazing job of citing your information and providing people with the relief they need. I trust that you would tell the truth should there ever come a time that something, to your knowledge, is endangering life here on earth. Thank you so very much, from across the pond, I wish you and yours peace and happiness always! ~Michelle

    admin · August 20, 2015 at 09:51

    Thanks again, glad I could help.

    Kerri · August 20, 2015 at 20:11

    Michelle, I’m in the same boat as you. My in-laws believe this 100% and when my husband told me I went into a full blown panic attack. But thankfully sites like this one have put my mind at ease and almost made my husband calm dow a bit. All this doomsday nonsense really puts me in a panic. Thank you Admin for this article (:

dAnon · August 19, 2015 at 17:17

Doesn’t anyone think it’s kinda wierd that ALL country leaders and the Pope are due to be In the US on September 2015??? I mean, with all the bunkers and all the hell set loose on the US right now, ecconomic collapse on the way, peop,e with money bailing out of the country and selling all they have, this whole ‘devaluations’ of currencies ‘coincidently’ making gold prices go up….. for all we know the ‘powers at be’ are too, fed up with the favt the majority of the planet ‘justify’ their need for overproduction of materialistic crap which in 6 months will all be chucked out to turn into official garbage onlynto further polute this beautiful planet we have, and said: “F#¢£ it. Lets all hide and blow this $#¡¥ up, cause a ‘cleansing’ so we can trynto start over!”
Dunno…you know that feeling sometihng’s gonna happen??

    admin · August 20, 2015 at 07:04

    No.

    Victor Ward · August 20, 2015 at 13:33

    dude all world leaders meet in NY every year. This has happened for decades – its nothing new. And foreign investors are flocking to the US to buy the weak US dollar. Im afraid your view is uneducated.

Paul · August 19, 2015 at 07:11

I have a simple question for believers, and non-believers alike.
If God decides to make this happen, or for non believers,
What if nature does decide to throw a curve ball, what will you do?
Think about the mentioned details carefully and consider it point by point. A comet hit earth, disease spreads , ward chaos, and panic. There will he food shortage after a while people will raid and steal and kill, both to acquire and protect what they need and have. If you walk across a street you can die. You can simply drown while swimming or in a vehicle accident. My point is when it is your time it is your time. No matter what the government does or says or lack of both the former and the latter. Even if they have some sort of a protection program you are not included in. There is simply sometimes nothing you can do. Whether it is in the hands of God or nature we will die , there are selfish people just like there are kind people and all we can do is work for ourselves to love and respect others and wait and see what happens. Humanity is broken and if ever it is fixed it will be a long time.. Unless we all do fie. Then its how it has to be. I apologize if I seem cold or insensitive but this is the truth and I just want everyone to think about it. We all have mistakes and its our responsibility to work on it no matter what your religion culture or choices. Personally I choose Christ I believe, and see signs, but regardless I believe more so than my care for predictions. So I remain to see and die all the same regardless.
I hope you all read this and think about it.

    admin · August 19, 2015 at 07:25

    Dear Paul, if this imaginary disaster scenario were to happen you say

    after a while people will raid and steal and kill, both to acquire and protect what they need and have

    Why do you think this? Why wouldn’t people cooperate to help each other in this situation?

Katie · August 18, 2015 at 19:52

Thank you for your article! My husband has become obsessed with the whole Jade Heim thing and that reverends youtube videos. He wants us to move out of the city, stockpile supplies, and grow his own garden in a climate that doesn’t have a long growing season! I feel a lot better knowing there is scientific evidence against the doomsday events.

WWJD12 · August 18, 2015 at 05:02

I believe 100% of this article about we have nothing to worry about that this asteroid hitting earth. But I do want to say. I have read most of these comments about the article and I just amazes me how all of you are in debate with eachother about if this asteroid is really going to hit earth or not and that this is more or less judgement day or “doomsday,” here’s a thought; if you love and believe in our father Jesus Christ and except him into your hearts and souls then what are you so worried about???? If you are this scared of what is or isn’t going to happen then maybe you should sit down and ask Jesus Christ into your heaet and soul and ask for forgiveness.
I know that this was a little off subject; but I am so amazed as to how so many people are feeding off lies instead of the truth or excepting Jesus into their lives.
Thanks WWJD13

dalene · August 18, 2015 at 01:19

Would we see it in the sky by now?

    admin · August 18, 2015 at 06:54

    It would not be visible to the unaided eye, but as I’ve been saying, astronomers would have seen it by now.

Peter · August 17, 2015 at 17:29

Is it possible for an asteroid that is heading towards earth to hide behind the sun long enough to where we would never be able to spot it until impact? Not necessarily this made up asteroid but just generally speaking

    admin · August 18, 2015 at 07:32

    Dear Peter, to astronomers the idea of an asteroid (or comet or planet) hiding behind the Sun does not make any sense. The Earth is moving around the Sun so objects “hiding” behind the Sun would come into our view when the Earth’s position changed, an object could be obscured by the Sun by for a short time but not for months at a stretch.

dalene · August 17, 2015 at 13:28

Are Sept 2015

dalene · August 17, 2015 at 13:25

If you put September 11 2015 it should go right to it

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 14:20

    Dear Dalene, I am sorry but that does return any NASA-related stories to me. Please send the address of the site you saw this at.

dalene · August 17, 2015 at 12:49

I read it o. The internet

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 13:16

    Dear Dalene, if you told me the exact site I could investigate further.

dalene · August 17, 2015 at 12:43

I read it online

w. · August 17, 2015 at 06:21

Literally laughing out loud at some of these comments, the ignorance is truly astounding.. on a side note, i believe i witnessed a meteorite come pretty close to hitting the earth a few years ago. Looked remarkably similar to a blueish green roman candle ball and it burned out a good 50 ft. above the ground. Always wondered if it could have been a meteorite.

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 08:14

    Dear W, thank you for your comments. From your description I am sure that you saw a bright meteor (a fireball or bolide), however looks can be deceiving, it was certainly 80-100 km overhead when you saw it!

Brian burns · August 17, 2015 at 05:27

Should we not be more concerned about the red meteor that will fly past earth in 2029. Rhat will be just 509mls about earth and will a trail of devastation behind it.

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 08:10

    Dear Brian, I assume you are referring to 99942 Apophis which will miss Earth by more than 31 thousand km (not “just 509mls”) on 13 April 2029. It will not cause “a trail of devastation”. Why do you say it will?

dalene · August 17, 2015 at 04:51

Nasal said the comet is going to hit…..is that true

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 08:15

    Dear Dalene, NASA has not said any asteroid or comet will hit the Earth. Where did you see or hear this?

Ryan Smith · August 16, 2015 at 06:57

Dear Admin,
What about the asteriod that came close to earth containing diamonds I think in side of it. Around August. It came up during the channel nine news. Could that have been the asteriod cause I’m pretty sure they said that asteriod was 1km wide so could this fit the same description as the asteriod hitting in Septemeber?

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 08:24

    Dear Ryan, I’m sorry but I don’t know what asteroid you’re referring to. Asteroids do not contain diamonds but diamonds can be formed during impact events.No asteroid is due to hit the Earth in September 2015.

C K Chand · August 16, 2015 at 04:32

Mr admin i am not a chriatain and i know only a little about bible today it is august 15 2015 and 24 sep is arriver sooner i am scared that whether really there is anasteroid or not i am a little releifed by seeing your news that nothing is going to happen but all are telling that ever government is hiding this imformation from are they really hiding ok sir could please tell me are you an astronomer have you observed that nothing is going to happen sir please tell me many of them are tellin g about jade helm what is it do we need to fear about it is blood moon really the end of world sir please answer my question as soon as you can some peole are telling that some sounds are coming from the sky what is it plz tell

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 10:11

    Dear CK,

    i am scared that whether really there is anasteroid

    Please do not worry, there are asteroids and comets moving around through space all the time. Space is enormous and the chances of an asteroid or comet hitting Earth is very low. No comets or asteroids are currently known to be on orbits which will ever cause them to collide with Earth.

    all are telling that ever government is hiding this imformation from are they really hiding

    An object like this would be spotted by amateur astronomers. Hundreds of asteroids and comets are discovered by amateurs with their personal telescope. Obviously professional astronomers around the world discover asteroids too, for example numerous asteroids have been discovered by astronomers based at Armagh Observatory (our sister organisation). Governments do not control astronomy and could not cover up discoveries of this importance.

    please tell me are you an astronomer have you observed that nothing is going to happen

    I am a trained scientist (a physicist) and an amateur astronomer (I am not paid to research the sky but I do so in my spare time, I also show members of the public what is in the sky as part of my job) so I am aware of what is in the sky. I cannot observe something that does not exist (like this asteroid).

    is blood moon really the end of world

    Eclipses of the Moon cannot harm anyone. “Blood moon” is a foolish name made in the past few years. We hope to have an article about this shortly.

    sounds are coming from the sky

    We cannot hear sounds from objects in space.

    I hope I have helped I you.

HB · August 15, 2015 at 15:00

#1 And, another reason why this is joke, is because the date is always memorable; its in your mind and its a frequent thing.

#2 By making it later in the month as well gives you thinking time on what’s going to happen in the next few weeks. If they said 1st September, I wouldn’t be so worried, because in that scenario it would be all over and done with. Its just their grand scheme of making us wait longer and be scared. (Until their next date).

Remember 2012, they said that was all confirmed, but did it come true? No.

Arron · August 15, 2015 at 02:50

I want to believe that nothing will happen. However, the French foriegn minister standing alongside John Kerry said we would have 500 days to avoid CLIMATE CHAOS here on Earth, and prevent the planet from entering a “climatic abyss.”

He said this in front of the world press. Google it.

The announcement was made on May 14, 2014 – at the White House.

Those 500 days end on September 23-24, 2015.

The Minister’s choice of language and the use of the word “CHAOS” indicates to me that they know something big is coming. What that is I have no idea.

But I get the impression they’ve known about it for a very long time.

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 08:48

    Dear Arron, we have known that human activities are changing the Earth climate, and this could have unpredictable and drastic consequences, for decades. So you are correct that something big is coming and we have known about it for a long time. The “five hundred days” marks how long it was going to be until the UN conference on climate change.

    In your comment you seem to be saying two different and contradictory things (which I’ll paraphrase) :

    World governments are covering up a major disaster which is coming this year.
    and
    The French foreign minister with US Secretary of State gave a press conference at the White House warning that there would be a major disaster this year.

    Surely you must see that these cannot both be true.

      Arron · August 18, 2015 at 00:56

      Admin,

      Whilst I get your point about the seemingly contradictory nature of my previous comment, I also feel inclined to point out that it is entirely plausible that the French foreign minister could, with US Secretary of State alongside, be used to slowly leak an “alert” to the general populous about a future calamity – without causing mass hysteria.

      POTUS or Pope Francis making an announcement of this magnitude – especially in front of the world press – would likely be considered “alarmist” and represent immediate cause for concern.

      Using government officials that are still important in the eyes of the administration, yet don’t necessarily represent public authority figures of the highest level or importance to the public at large, could be considered a clever play by those with knowledge of this theorised “event” (whatever it may involve, or that may arise from it) to roll this information to the public, gradually, and under the radar.

      In this instance I can see where you might interpret what I said as contradictory. Yet, my point was this. The French minister unceremoniously declaring “We have 500 days to avoid Climate Chaos” before it enters an “abyss,” and those government officials sharing more in-depth detail of the relating potential event(s) ahead that may have warranted announcement of that nature with the public – are two entirely different things.

      It’s a stretch – I’ll admit that much. Yet, with my eyes at least, the above has and always will be possible.

      That said, I am also not totally naive – and I therefore accept that there always exists the likely explanation that the whole “September 2015” conspiracy crescendo that we find ourselves in now, is either:

      1. […] a planned distraction from another event, such as the introduction of The 2030 Agenda by the UN – a public rebranding of the once called “Agenda 21” sustainable development plan, reportedly set to take place on September 23.

      2. Public preparation for the beginning of Wartime – with the conspiracy train now highlighting and identified these implied “dates” of potential calamity in music, movies, TV shows and publications that make up popular culture, the September 2015 conspiracy continues to attract an increasing audience.

      3. Conspiracy talk with no actual evidential foundation

      I am yet to determine which of the three the September 2015 conspiracy falls into, and while your above analysis of the information available is commendable, it only really adds to the smog that currently surrounds this ever-growing conspiracy.

      Just over a month to wait before we find out.

        admin · August 18, 2015 at 07:43

        Dear Arron, it sounds to me that although you see that there is nothing to worry about, you are determined to find something to worry about anyway. If that is how you choose to live your life that is fine, I wish you every happiness.

Triston · August 14, 2015 at 20:05

So why do people keep mentioning sept 23-28 as a day something will happen

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 08:36

    Dear Triston, it appears that people simply repeat this story without applying any critical thought to it whatsoever.

Christian isler · August 14, 2015 at 18:39

This website website I just found and it is making me go bunkers can you explain how this nonsense. http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/14/a-giant-asteroid-is-going-to-wipe-out-everyone-very-soon-again-5342403/

    admin · August 17, 2015 at 10:17

    Dear Christian, that article is annoying and unhelpful, but if you read it, you’ll see the journalist is dismissive of this whole story and has a sarcastic tone throughout. She is not saying that this is going to happen, she’s saying some people say that this going to happen. Please not not worry, this asteroid does not exist.

    Enrico · September 1, 2015 at 15:44

    Dear Christian,

    I didn’t have to read the article or even follow the link (though I still did)… don’t you think the hint is in the title and the URL address? “Giant asteroid is going to wipe out everyone very soon again”?

EZ · August 14, 2015 at 18:00

I was seeing the video’s of this disaster and was pretty certain it was BS, because an impact of this magnitude would be well known by astronomers for many years in advance, and I don’t see no governments covering it up, I wouldn’t put it past them, but It’s NOT possible because they couldn’t hush up the entire global community of Astronomers & Scientists. I got to this article with a few short clicks to see what the REAL truth of the matter is. Thanks for the well written article, and it’s obvious that part of your motivation for writing it was to give knowledge “FACTS” and piece of mind to those worried and un-sure, and that is very much appreciated. It’s obvious by several of the comments above a few crack heads have stopped by to see you, lol Geeeez!!!! “Un-Believable. Take Care and thanks again……….

HB · August 14, 2015 at 16:00

Yes, I agree that these doomsday people never stop. For example, just nearly a week a ago a woman named Linda Kirby received a message from someone who’s dad worked at Homeland Security confirming it, and, it was obvious she was religious. She said it was coming from behind the sun and impossible to detect. Somehow in my gut feeling, they haven’t covered up their lie very well, because in reality, there is no asteroid and the only way to make it believable is them saying that you can’t see it, ”its impossible to detect”. Its an obvious hoax indeed.

Great post by the way. 🙂

P · August 14, 2015 at 00:09

I heard about this early in the year and tried to forget it as quickly as possible. But now with the supposed date(s) quickly approaching I’ve been more than a little anxious. Losing sleep, no appetite, etc. This did a lot to calm my nerves temporarily, so I’d like to thank you for that. But recently I read a statement, supposedly the director of NASA saying something along the lines of, “when there is an impact there will be no warning.” I don’t have a source to cite on that, I didn’t look too far for one because that kind of stuff scares me too much. I was wondering, real or not, is there any validity to that kind of statement? I scarcely believe anyone who says they’ve received the “word of God” but there are a lot of suspicious events surrounding these dates. All I’d like to do is have a relaxing vacation in September and a pleasant October following. Thanks again.

    admin · August 14, 2015 at 07:34

    Dear P, I searched for a video using the expression “when there is an impact there will be no warning.” I found one with a short clip of David Morrison (link) using those words. I would note that this is an old interview, possibly twenty years old, as Morrison looks much younger in it than he does now. This would fit as twenty years ago Morrison was lobbying for projects to survey the sky for potentially hazardous near Earth asteroids. Now several such searches are going on and there is no chance of a major impact out of the blue. You can read an up to date article on the asteroid impact hazard at this link or watch him discuss this in an interview at this link.

    I hope you have a great vacation in September and October!

kumar · August 13, 2015 at 19:54

But what happens if God (Allah) decides to throw an Asteroid at the earth. I am a muslim and i saw that an asteroid will be thrown by Allah signalling the end of time.

    admin · August 14, 2015 at 06:52

    Dear Kumar, if that is your belief you are free to hold it.

      kumar · August 14, 2015 at 18:32

      If an asteroid does not come. It wont matter as 2015 will be the return of Jesus

George · August 13, 2015 at 14:42

Thank you for responding to all of the hysterical comments to your article. Your patience is commendable. I was happy to find something so cogent which I could send to my sister.

Anon · August 13, 2015 at 03:42

Dear Admin,
Thank you for posting this piece. It is nice to know that amongst the chaos of wild theories and rumours, there are people willing to clear up misconceptions and the scaremongering around asteroids. However, I think you are wasting your time by responding to the people in this comment section – they will believe what they want to believe, and no matter how much logic and evidence is placed before them, they will continue to push their baseless theories.

    Anna · August 13, 2015 at 14:04

    I would like to commend you for trying to educate a lot of the people who have posted here. I had thought in reading down through the comments section I would see like minded people who are interested in astronomy, unfortunately I see more trolls than anything. I agree with Anon who posted on August 13, 2015 that unfortunately some people do not wish to be educated, I believe they like the lies and the scaremongering. Thank you for keeing us informed.

Quest · August 12, 2015 at 11:01

Commits are fragment of asteroids, And there are tons of them going to shower on us to night for a month, Normally related to a larger one behind! So is there something going a miss here?

Why these meteors are not reported sooner and made public , when they are only traveling as fast as a bullet?

    admin · August 12, 2015 at 14:06

    Dear Quest, the Perseid Meteor shower happens every single year at this time, it is nothing new, secret or unexpected! We have covered it many times on this site. You can see me talking about the Perseids in 2010 at this link (note the meteorite in the video is nothing to do with the Perseid Shower, the TV people asked me to bring it along). There is also a good video explaining why this happens at the BBC (link). The Perseids’ parent body, Comet Swift-Tuttle was last in the Inner Solar System in 1992, it’s not going to return until 2126.

    By the way, the tiny particles of rock making up the meteor shower are moving much faster than a bullet but burn up about 100km (62 miles above the Earth). Comets are not fragments of asteroids (but some asteroids may be the remains of dead comets).

Mumtobe · August 12, 2015 at 07:23

Hi, reading this helped my worries a lot, but I still get them don’t no why as I believe in science over stupid nonsense.
I know I can talk to ppl about my worries but they will think I’m having a crazy pregancy moment. Haha.
I know you have confirmed it that no asteriod or comet is on course to hit, but could u please reply to this as I think it may help more.
Thank u

    admin · August 12, 2015 at 09:02

    Dear Mumtobe, I’m glad we’ve been able to reassure you, do keep talking to other people though I’m sure they want to help too. Once again, there is no giant asteroid heading our way. Congratulations, by the way, I hope you’ll teach your child that the sky is full of amazing and beautiful things!

TruthfulTed · August 12, 2015 at 05:52

heres how it will go down,
Comet will miss as there is no way to predict where it will hit as its unstable movement (like the church “truth”)
It will pass the Rapture talks November comes around
Everyone plans for next “Rapture Date”

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    admin · August 12, 2015 at 06:21

    Dear Ted, do remember that there is no comet, this prediction is based on nothing!

Rico · August 11, 2015 at 13:11

Thanks for the feedback… I also wanted to ask about an apparent meteorite that hit Iran can you confirm? It was said to hit Iran on 7/31/15. It wasn’t on any news channels but I’ve had multiple people tell me that it happened. If it is confirmed is like to know why we didn’t hear about this?

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 13:36

    Dear Rico, I have already answered this elsewhere in these comments, so I’m repeating myself.You have not heard of this because it’s a really trivial event. It looks like a bright meteor was observed on 30 July but I see nothing believable to say it caused damage or causalities or indeed even reached the ground as a meteorite. It certainly was not comparable to the Chelynabinsk event. The only report of this that seems in any way reliable is at this link (note the image is of the Canadian meteor of September 2009, not the Iranian one). That story says “pieces of rock have hit areas” , but I’m sceptical of that. Very few meteors reach the ground as meteorites. Every time a meteor is reported on our local media, people call us saying they have found pieces of it. In nearly ten years I can say that sadly not one has turned out to be a real meteorite!

    There is an Iranian TV report on this event at this link but if you do not understand Farsi it may not help much. They show greyish rocks but these do not look like meteorites to me.

Junjun Orbiso · August 11, 2015 at 12:48

We are now In the Last Day ! Be prepare ,,,

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 12:57

    Dear Junjun, but where is your evidence?

    jason Burns · August 11, 2015 at 15:25

    No we ain’t…I was born in the 1940s…I’ve been listening to people like yourself saying ‘we are now in the last days…’ since I was a little boy…and guess what…we aren’t…Enjoy your life…stop this obsession with the ‘Last days…’ Let me ask you something…WW2…Millions and MILLIONS dead…6 long years of hell…don’t you think that THAT would have been a perfect time for Jesus to ‘come back’ and save the world? you think things are bad but that is because we live in a 24 hour news society and a digital world. News is so immediate now that the bad stuff just hits us in the eyes non-stop…go out and smell the roses…

Rico · August 11, 2015 at 04:10

Asteroid 2002mn was never seen coming, until it flew right by us….. I’m sorry but predictions could be wrong but also can science…. The sun was blocking the telescope from seeing it… I’d like to know what measures have been taken since then to detect these asteroids?

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 08:45

    Dear Rico, asteroid 2002MN was only a few tens of metres across (definitely less than a hundred metres wide). Objects this size are hard to detect because of their size (they reflect less sunlight). An object like 2002MN would cause a major disaster if it fell on a populated area but it would not be the global catastrophe of this phoney prediction. This demands an asteroid several kilometres across, one this size would have been detected by now.

    Note too that 2002MN was 120 thousand km away at its closest!

patic · August 11, 2015 at 03:51

do you know where its at right now and how can you see where it going

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 08:10

    Dear Patic, please read the article. There is no asteroid, so there is nothing to see!

      patic · August 11, 2015 at 14:52

      wat website can i look at this why would they just randomly lie about asteriod hitting us they had a press at white house but i dont believe it will end the earth because i believe God

        admin · August 12, 2015 at 08:31

        Dear Patic, I am sorry but I don’t understand your question but I will try to answer.

        wat website can i look at this

        The only website I know of that is set up to deny fake stories of asteroid impacts is cosmophobia.org (link). Unfortunately it does not seem to have been updated to cover this false prediction.

        why would they just randomly lie about asteriod hitting us

        For money probably. The websites promoting this know that frightening stories attract readers to their sites, this means the websites get more advertising revenue.

        they had a press at white house

        I’m sorry but I don’t know what you are referring to.

Flores · August 11, 2015 at 00:30

@admin….the word of God states in scripture Romans 1:22, professing to be wise, they become fools. It doesn’t matter how much you worship your so called knowledge. God’s will is going to be done really soon and has started already, and if that includes a comet or asteroid hit earth, then it WILL! be done, lol, doesn’t matter what you think you know of science or astronomy. God has a way to surprise the so called smart.

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 08:10

    Dear Flores, if it is your sincere religious belief that this event is going to happen I will not argue with you. I am here to discuss science and not theology.

    patic · August 11, 2015 at 14:53

    Gods word is true he didnt say he will destroy this earth with an asteriod but first the anti christ must reveal his self and rule this earth for 7 days

James Cusato · August 11, 2015 at 00:29

One more: Are the photographs of this rougue drarf war star being posted by photographs from all over the world and by naked eye for real?

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 06:38

    No, they are camera artifacts (such as lens flares), images of real objects but deliberately misidentified or fakes. There is no “rogue star” in our sky.

James Cusato · August 11, 2015 at 00:26

One more: When is this planet suposed to come and start affecting us or is it already affecting with the weird weather and extra volcanic activity we are experienced currently? Thx

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 06:41

    I do not believe we are experiencing extra volcanic activity, can you supply a citation for this?

    The Earth’s climate is changing due to human activities.

    There is no other planet effecting Earth.

James Cusato · August 11, 2015 at 00:19

One more question: if this planet is for real, won’t it set off the San Andreas Fault And many more? I hear the planet has a huge nickel magnetic core. What do you know thanks. Jim c.

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 08:29

    Dear James, again there is no answer to this as the planet which concerns you does not exist.

      jason Burns · August 11, 2015 at 15:19

      Dear Admin. These rather sad people who believe in ‘rogue’ planets will never be convinced that they don’t exist. Most believers are of the opinion that NASA and world governments are holding back such information for fear of panic ensuing. There is an old saying…which you will be well aware of…’It’s hard to prove a negative.’ And that is exactly what the problem is. I (for my sins) enjoy checking out You Tube for all this stuff and when I read the comments section it astonishes me how many people seem to thrive on the idea of the ‘End Times.’ In fact they seem to positively RELISH the idea of ‘Rapture/Apocalyptic events/return of Jesus etc etc. Woe betide you if you suggest that it won’t happen. Christians in particular seem to be anything BUT Christians in their response. I know…I’ve been on the end of it and I’M a Christian.I’m very old…yes really…Jason is a name i use on emails…but I’m coming to the conclusion that young people ( Teens/20s/30s etc) are so scared of what life has to offer that they take succour in the idea of a better life on the ‘Other Side.’ How sad is THAT? As for the religious fruitcakes…and there are way more than I could ever have thought of…when you read their incoherent ramblings (on here and elsewhere) I despair for the good people in this life doing the best they can without recourse to ‘fire and brimstone.’ remember Harold Camping? Go to Google and key in a search with the following words…’COGNITIVE DISSONANCE and HAROLD CAMPING.’ Go to the magazine ‘Psychology Today’ and read the short article. It explains a lot about people like our friend the ‘Rev’ and details in full the reason why people come back again and again as a ‘follower’ to these people even though the predictions fail time after time. It’s a recognised condition…fascinating to see just how many people have it…though of course they don’t even KNOW they have it. Ho Hum…

James Cusato · August 11, 2015 at 00:14

Is there a difference between planet Nibiru and Planet X? and how are they going to affect our planet with the gravitational pull when they get close enough to our solar system? wasn’t Noah the last guy to feel the effects of this rogue dwarf binary star? lot of garbage around this planet and isn’t there a lot of garbage around this planet that may affect the earth like fire raining from the sky? Didn’t they nickname this planet” the destroyer” for what it does when it comes in our univeres gravitational pull. doesn’t it pull on the tectonic plates and even flip he poles? Hasn’t NASA known about this road dwarf star for many decades? And doesn’t this planet have a lot to do with making the continental drift easier When it warps the earth. I appreciate your professional insight thank you.Jim c.

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 09:18

    Dear James,

    Is there a difference between planet Nibiru and Planet X?

    Nibiru and Planet X (in the sense that you are using it) do not exist. As they do not exist it is pointless speculating about their influence in the past or future.

    isn’t there a lot of garbage around this planet that may affect the earth like fire raining from the sky

    You’re right that there is a lot of human made debris in orbit and bits are falling back into the atmosphere all the time. However most of these fragments are the size of a bottletop or smaller. They pose no risk to human life on Earth.

    Didn’t they nickname this planet” the destroyer” for what it does when it comes in our univeres gravitational pull. doesn’t it pull on the tectonic plates and even flip he poles? Hasn’t NASA known about this road dwarf star for many decades?

    I’m sorry but all of this is wrong.

    And doesn’t this planet have a lot to do with making the continental drift easier When it warps the earth.

    No, continental drift is fairly well understood and convectional currents in the Earth’s mantle seem sufficient to move the plates about without calling on the gravitational influence of imaginary planets.

    I am sorry if I sound brutal in my answers to your questions, but I think much of what you believe you have learned about the Solar System is incorrect. May I recommend a couple of books which inform rather than mislead you. Reading these will teach you not only what we know about the Solar System but also how we know it. Then you will see how the idea of wandering planets causing disasters to human is so foolish.

    The Planets (edited by Maggie Aderin-Pocock, ISBN: 9781409353058) is an excellent beginner’s book.

    An Introduction to the Solar System (by David A. Rothery, Neil McBride and Iain Gilmour, ISBN-10: 1107600928) is an undergraduate level textbook.

    I hope this has helped you.

Dinu Adrian · August 10, 2015 at 16:44

Dear admin, or Colin if I may, I just wanted to thank you for all your polite and competent replies. It’s been a pleasure reading them and your post.

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 13:45

    You’re welcome!

      Erwin · August 24, 2015 at 01:01

      Hi Admin,I have been reading these articles and you sir, are a gentleman…so polite and patient..I salute you and thank you for helping me understanding this fake asteroid impact..God bless you! Take care

Jo · August 10, 2015 at 16:42

So you are saying that the asteroid will not hit earth . And if the asteroid did hit earth would Las Vegas be destroyed ?

    admin · August 11, 2015 at 06:35

    Dear Jo, I am saying that Rev, Rodriguez followers’ claim of an asteroid is impact in September 2015 is false.

michael · August 10, 2015 at 10:14

Thank you i feel a little better. so you think i defernelity dont have to worry about the asteroid hitting in sept that it is all a lie.and i can to start to relex.my anixty levels have been thru the roof this week.again thank you

Darrell · August 10, 2015 at 09:11

I just wanted to make a quick comment to all my fellow religious people on here in the bible it say that only God will know when the true end is coming so why is god going to change his mind now and pick this guy to inform us of the end?

    AFA · August 30, 2015 at 00:20

    Hi All. God uses prophets all over the world to give us messages. Not to scare us, just a call to repentance and for us to change our ways. Even if an asteroid was to hit, it will never be the end of the world, just the beginning of Sorrows and birth pains as stated in revelations.
    God wants all of us, and is giving us more and more time to return to him. All his faithful children will be saved. It’s a joyful time if you believe, as the second coming is near.
    All the conditions are in place, we even have our last pope at the helm.
    When Israel signs a peace deal and builds their third temple –
    ” this generation will not pass until all these things come to pass”
    Bible
    Love always

Robert Clifton Robinson · August 10, 2015 at 05:53

According To The Biblical Timeline; A Catastrophic Comet Will Not Strike The Earth In September, 2015

(Link removed- ADMIN)

    admin · August 10, 2015 at 08:14

    Dear Robert, thank you for your comment. I agree that

    A Catastrophic Comet Will Not Strike The Earth In September, 2015

michael · August 10, 2015 at 01:06

Hi there are videos on youtube where a women said that she nos someone at homeland sercurity in america and they said a asteriod is expected in september.the the asteroid is coming from behind the sun and they cant detecteted it thats why jade helm is happening. Prepering for the aftermath.I am really really scared could this really be going to happen .i am really freakin out.

    admin · August 10, 2015 at 07:50

    Dear Michael, I am sorry to hear that you are frightened, but I know this prediction of an asteroid impact is fake. You have nothing to be afraid of!

    videos on youtube where a women said that she nos someone at homeland sercurity in america and they said a asteriod is expected in september

    Why do you believe an anonymous person in a video saying another un-named person (who may not even be real) said something? This seems like just silly gossip to me!

    the asteroid is coming from behind the sun and they cant detecteted

    I’m sorry, but to astronomers this does not make any sense. The Earth is moving around the Sun so objects can’t “hide” behind the Sun, an object could be obscured by the Sun by for a short time but not for months at a stretch.

    jade helm is happening. Prepering for the aftermath.

    This is outside my field of knowledge, but this Jade Helm affair seems a really minor event, my understanding is that less than 2000 troops are involved. Compare this to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts which involved at least 10 000 National Guard troops, more than a dozen naval vessels and scores of aircraft.

Sheldon · August 9, 2015 at 19:18

Dear readers,

Here are some FACTS : there have been a number of so called ELE and/or prophecy predictions within the last two decades…

Another FACT : None of them have occured – I know this cause I’m writing this post.

Religion tells us how to go to heaven and not how the heavens go, that is the job of Science and credible sources have factually confirmed no such event will occur in September 2015.

Until any living human being can provide absolute factual information of such an event, all views are based on assumptions, beliefs and thoughts.

Charlie · August 9, 2015 at 06:44

I was wondering if it’s possible why the national guard is mobilized in Texas and I personally saw an entire train full if different UN looking vehicles(i’m a veteran and familiar with them) heading north through Western North Carolina(USA) also there is alot of wind about large bunkers being stockpiled(hear say so far), any thoughts or info on these?

    admin · August 10, 2015 at 08:12

    Dear Charlie, thanks for your questions. As an astronomy educator based in Northern Ireland, I cannot spend a lot of time researching US current affairs, I hope you understand this.

    why the national guard is mobilized in Texas

    Are you sure that this is true? If it is, surely this must be a big deal, with National Guard personal being called from their homes and jobs, would this not be noticed? The Texas National Guard has a website at this link. Could you contact them and ask if this is true yourself?

    I personally saw an entire train full if different UN looking vehicles

    That sounds fascinating, may I ask how you know they were UN vehicles? Did they have UN markings?

    there is alot of wind about large bunkers being stockpiled(hear say so far), any thoughts or info on these?

    I am sorry but I don’t know about that. However in 2011 people were telling me that bunkers were being prepared and martial law was going to be implemented because Comet Elenin was going to cause destruction on Earth. This of course never happened. In 2013 people were telling bunkers and mass graves were being prepared and there was going to be a military takeover in the US because Comet ISON was going to cause destruction on Earth. This of course never happened either.

    I have learned that there are people who enjoy alarming other people by spreading scary stories, a fact which saddens me.

James Arther Bowe · August 8, 2015 at 23:21

Ummmm … if an astroid or commit were to hit the earth do you really thing the government is going to give the people a heads up??? I think not! People will freak out! There would be chaos! People stealing from there own relatives! It would suck hard!

(Edited for language-ADMIN)

    admin · August 10, 2015 at 08:27

    Dear James, once again, I have to ask which government would do this? There are nearly 200 countries in the world, how could every single one of them cover up so major an event?

    Why would covering up as asteroid impact help anyone? It actually sounds completely counterproductive. Back in 1940, the UK government knew the Germans were going to launch bombing raids on UK cities, but there was no concealing of this alarming fact, instead people were warned what to do, how to shelter etc. That seems a much more sensible approach.

farawaysis · August 8, 2015 at 16:05

If it’s not true, please explain this….. The asteroid/comet CAN BE FOUND AT NASA. It is a 6 on the torino scale. Six means Threatening, “A close encounter by a large object posing a serious but still uncertain threat of a global catastrophe. Critical attention by astronomers is needed to determine conclusively whether or not a collision will occur. If the encounter is less than three decades away, governmental contingency planning may be warranted. ”

    admin · August 10, 2015 at 07:27

    Dear Farawaysis, thank you for your comment which I must respond to. 2012 TT5 is not rated at 6 on the Torino scale. If you look at the JPL Small-Body Database Browser pages for 2012 TT5 you will see that in September 2015 2012 TT5 will come to about 0.055 au (1au=93 million miles or 150 million km) of Earth, so it is going to miss Earth by 5 million miles!

    I have removed the link to your website as I regard it as potentially alarmist and misleading.

      Kyle van rooyeu · August 19, 2015 at 21:54

      Thank you for removing it,I for one do not like misleading and alarming info,if it wasn’t for you,sir,i would still be stressing out!
      Kind regards
      Kyle
      South Africa

Victor Ward · August 7, 2015 at 18:53

Hey guys we really have to thank the Admin here for taking so much time to answer everyones questions. My brother in law is a seasoned astronomer in New Jersey. He says that an object that size would be easily visible to not thousands but tens of thousands of amateur astronomers around the world. The media could be controlled into hiding the story but only in one or a few countries. The world is very large and eventually other countries media outlets would have started reporting on this almost a year ago. Nothing is coming, everything is fine.

My younger brother was very scared when he came to me with this and we read the articles together. The admin is right, once he discussed it and we both saw that these are ‘radical’ claims made by religious prophets then we both got a good laugh. Christmas will come and you will be sipping wine by the fire place thinking to yourself… oh my lord… how much time did I waste to anxiety and fear.

Peter · August 7, 2015 at 17:39

Hi

I saw this article and it really freaked me out. Please check it out if you have time and tell me if there is anything true in it?

http://www.inquisitr.com/2305045/asteroid-impact-apocalypse-date-of-destruction-set-at-day-of-atonement-september-23-only-500-days-to-avoid-chaos/

    admin · August 10, 2015 at 08:49

    Dear Peter, no, this article you have linked to is nonsensical rumours. Do not take it seriously!

Adrian · August 7, 2015 at 17:37

Dear admin,

Is it true that a meteor hit Iran last week causing damage?

    admin · August 10, 2015 at 09:26

    Dear Adrian, it looks like a bright meteor was observed on 30 July but I see nothing believable to say it caused damage. The only report of this that seems in any way reliable is at this link (note the image is of the Canadian meteor of September 2009, not the Iranian one). That story says “pieces of rock have hit areas” , but I’m sceptical of that. Very few meteors reach the ground as meteorites. Every time a meteor is reported on our local media, people call us saying they have found pieces of it. In nearly ten years I can say that sadly not one has turned out to be a real meteorite!

    There is an Iranian TV report on this at this link but if you do not understand Farsi it may not help much. They show greyish rocks but these do not look like meteorites to me.

    Lene · September 19, 2015 at 11:36

    I read a meteor was seen around Asia but caused no apparent damage.
    I believe if a large meteor was approaching earth. We would not be told about it.
    Example: latest earthquake in chile- no warning expect after a stunami warning.
    Am sure the experts knew it was going to happen.
    DONT TRUST GOVERNMENTS OR MEDIA
    We the people are not important to them..

      John · September 22, 2015 at 18:02

      Lene,
      Stop and think for a minute about who the government and the media is…. do you believe they are some uncaring entity totally disengaged from the people? There are millions of people, most of them with children and grand children all around the world that work for the “government” and the media and they are in fact what you are consider the government and media… you really believe they don’t care about their friends, their children and their families? Really?

m · August 7, 2015 at 07:39

thank you so much for that it help me so much this guy need to stop scary people. nasa has nothing to do with it they got a letter from this guy.
as what read if something was that big we would see it by now am i right and it would be all over the world by now.

Craig · August 6, 2015 at 17:43

Am almost 30 year old not sure why but am sceard for the first time in all this I have a baby on the way why are people making all this stuff up am in the UK I am also having sleepless nights in the paper (daily mail) it seid nasa was forced to saying nothing of the sorts was going to happen I love my life I love my family I have also done some very silly unforgettable things because of this kind regards Craig

    admin · August 7, 2015 at 07:20

    Dear Craig, I am very sorry to hear that this fake story has made you anxious. The terrible Daily Mail story you are referring to says in its headline

    Nasa forced to address radical claims

    meaning NASA had to comment on this non-story because public interest was so strong.

    I live on the same planet as you, I am a father (congratulations on your baby!), and I am not worried at all about an asteroid disaster!

    If you are still really concerned about this untrue story, please remember that all you need to do is talk it over with other people, family, friends, even your GP. Tell them what you’re worried about, show them this article and discuss it with them. I’m sure this will help you see there is nothing to worry about.

      craig · August 7, 2015 at 19:16

      Hi thanks admin for you fast response it seems so be all the time with new dates of the end of the world i just seen one on Google for end of world 2016 how can it end 2 times the people that scare munger should be delt with to see how they like it the last few ones did not bother me but the new one did am unsure as to why may be because its so close its made me feel sick worried i never get like this i think because there is loads of links in Google on it does not help kind regards

        admin · August 10, 2015 at 08:42

        Dear Craig, I am sorry that you are still concerned. There are no predicted astronomical events threatening life on Earth, so ignore scaremongering stories saying that there is, because they are not true. I am not worried about the end of the world at all!

        All I can say is that you are not alone, there will be people around you who you could talk to about your concerns and help show there is nothing to worry about. Also I am not worried about the end of the world because I have studied space and astronomy for a long time. Maybe looking into to it would help you see how there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps you could join your local astronomy club and talk to the members or even take a course in astronomy at a college? Learning about astronomy could help prove to you that the sky is full of amazing things and not things to be anxious about!

Sepe · August 6, 2015 at 11:21

Hey, thanks for clearing this up.. I’ve been petrified and now I can sleep at ease again
cheers

m · August 6, 2015 at 09:04

sorry to keep asking is that site a lie please tell me the true i know some sides are a lie is that one of them

    admin · August 6, 2015 at 09:35

    Dear M, nowhere on that site does it say that NASA confirmed that an asteroid is going to hit the Earth. To quote it:

    A spokesperson from NASA said that the agency is not aware of and is not tracking any comet or asteroid which is on a collision course with Earth in the month of September 2015. In fact, the spokesperson went on to say that as per the tracking information available to NASA at this moment, no large comet or asteroid is expected to strike Earth for the next several hundred years

    However despite this, the story goes to repeat the nonsensical prediction and add in even more foolish material about CERN etc, it is completely sensationalised and clearly is trying to scare its readers. If you would like more truthful news about space and astronomy I would suggest you start with these links:
    Astronomy Magazine
    Universe Today
    Astronomy Now magazine

m · August 6, 2015 at 07:58

i camt make it sorry im just a scared woman

m · August 6, 2015 at 07:36

cant remeber the site sorry but can you tell me is this man wrong

m · August 6, 2015 at 07:31

i might of read it wrong so nothing going to happen.

m · August 6, 2015 at 07:27

it was on google

    admin · August 6, 2015 at 07:33

    Thank you, but that’s a bit vague. There has to be some site where you read something saying a asteroid was going to hit Earth, to help you I need to know where this was.

m · August 6, 2015 at 07:01

thank you so much for this i got a kid on the way and i waa scared why did nasa saying would hit use but a month ago they said it was going to miss. was it becaue of this guy.

    admin · August 6, 2015 at 07:17

    Dear M, no one from NASA has ever said an object was going to hit Earth in September. Can you send me a link to where you read this?

JB · August 6, 2015 at 04:47

An article I read stated that Rodriguez was a “SELF PROCLAIMED” prophet. That right there should tell you that this probably isn’t true… Rodriguez’s other prophecies have not occurred when he said they would, so we can conclude that he is a false prophet and need not to be trusted. BUT I think something will happen though in September because of the alignments of the four blood moons with the Jewish calendar, I just don’t think it’ll be an asteroid…

(You have made some interesting points and I have left them intact, but I have substantially edited the rest of your comments – ADMIN)

    admin · August 6, 2015 at 09:52

    Dear JB, the so-called “blood moons” are of no significance. We have understood how and when lunar eclipses occur for thousands of years. To believe the gods control the movements of the Earth and Moon is worse than medieval superstition.

Christian isler · August 6, 2015 at 02:27

Iam very scared about this hitting earth. I discovered this in early June and ever since then I’ve haven’t been normal with myself. Is there any siding of the asteroid coming? Can you please give me a clear explanation of it not hitting in September.

    admin · August 6, 2015 at 09:23

    Dear Christian, I am sorry to hear that you are scared. I can only reassure you that there is no gigantic asteroid going to hit Earth in the near future. I hope you can read my article again and see that one man said this will happen because he was shown a vision. To me this sounds like he made this story up. No astronomer in the world agrees with him.

      Christian idler · August 7, 2015 at 00:34

      Just to make it clear this is made up foolishness.

      NotYourFriend · August 12, 2015 at 16:34

      Except for Brian Cox who said there is an asteroid coming for us and it has our names on it, but what do I know right?

        admin · August 12, 2015 at 21:37

        Dear NotYourFriend, I know Cox has discussed asteroid impacts, but are you saying that he has said this September 2015 impact is going to happen? If so, I’ll be grateful for a source.

        codybirthday · September 6, 2015 at 18:49

        are you srs. Do you find it cool to scare ppl.

Temo · August 5, 2015 at 23:32

A nicely written piece, regardless of being right or wrong It has set my mind at ease for the moment. Your explanation on the 500 days isnt satisfactory though he clearly says the number 500 “one does not simply conjure this figure up out of nowhere and as mentioned in other comments this leads us to the 24th of september. September is also the end of the tetrad which usuallt coincides with some sort of event/s. Science is still too grasp that some things remain outside of mans ability to predict also science is “controlled by the government in the U.K and U.S and the leaders of these powerful countries are religious… and in my experience science and religion dont mix. astrology and religion however are compatible (as is astrology and science), look at the ancients they used astrology long ago to predict events look at the sumerian tablet that shows an extra planet in the solar system! Is that fake, i dont think so. Or the mayan calendar still THE original now the Sumerians and Mayans didnt have science but what did they have.. astrology. Finally food for thought ” It is easier to fool someone than to convince one they have been fooled”.

    admin · August 6, 2015 at 10:16

    Dear Temo, thank for your kind words but I am afraid I must disagree with much of the rest of your comments.

    Your explanation on the 500 days isnt satisfactory though he clearly says the number 500 “one does not simply conjure this figure up out of nowhere and as mentioned in other comments this leads us to the 24th of september.

    The French minister is clearly talking about his country’s hosting of the conference and using “500 days” as it sounds more dramatic than “550 days”, if you chose to make yourself believe this is some sort of coded warning I cannot help you.

    science is “controlled by the government in the U.K and U.S

    Please provide proof for this claim.

    astrology and religion however are compatible (as is astrology and science)

    Astrology cannot be proven by science, I would be certain that it is superstitious nonsense!

Tim · August 5, 2015 at 08:47

And you all believe NASA? I do not really care either way, however just a question.. You all trust the American Government?

    admin · August 5, 2015 at 09:15

    Dear Tim, I have no doubt that governments sometimes misinform when it suits their interests (so also do private companies, religious organisations and individuals). But do you believe the people spreading this hoax?

    I’m happy to say that I actually see NASA as one of the most trustworthy US government institutions as it freely publishes its data which can be scrutinised by anyone.

    By the way, as I have said so many times NASA is not the only source of astronomical information in the world. The global community of professional and amateur astronomers is much larger than NASA.

Jonathan Blankley · August 5, 2015 at 08:26

Sometimes I really get depressed by the constant excretion of religious rubbish designed to invoke fear in people. The earth is not 6000 years old, and we are not all descended from 2 humans put into a garden by an all powerful creator.

No asteroid is coming to kill us (yet). If one of sufficient size to do global damage was on the way, we (the worldwide astronomical community) would see it.

The point of Rosetta (and other similar missions) is not to covertly steer asteroids or comets away, but to discover more about our true origin. Knowing what these asteroids and comets are made of would of course help in developing deflection technologies, but that is simply a bonus. To understand our place in the Cosmos is the goal.

Ex Astris Scientia.

Yasir Tahir · August 5, 2015 at 05:11

Thank you! I was really scared about this stuff I even told my mum and dad about this and they took it serious but today I just looked at this article and I was comfortable but one last thing the asteroid will not hit but could you send me a diagram of this plz

Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!???

(Slight edit for language- ADMIN)

    admin · August 5, 2015 at 07:38

    Dear Yasir, I am glad I have reassured you. The point of the article is that no asteroid is coming to hit Earth in September, so I can’t show you any diagram of it. In the next few days we are adding an article describing how to use the JPL Small-Body Database to locate information on particular asteroids, you might find that helpful.

      NotYourFriend · August 12, 2015 at 16:31

      For someone who seems to not know God, you sure love to play Him by reassuring all the sheep that no harm will come to them. How contradicting!

        admin · August 12, 2015 at 21:39

        Dear NotYourFriend, you must believe it is a good thing for people to live in fear.

Euphrosynes · August 5, 2015 at 04:29

The cover of September “Sky & Telescope” magazine says it ALL
If you can only de-code the subtle information given in plain words.

Inside the September 2015 Issue
By: The Editors of Sky Telescope | July 28, 2015
– See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/sky-and-telescope-magazine/inside-the-september-2015-issue/#sthash.f0AimrX9.dpuf

“Unraveling Astronomical Mysteries Under the Harvest Moon” (read ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA DURING SEPTEMBER FULL MOON CALLED HARVEST MOON ON THE 28TH UNIVERSAL TIME (UT) SEPTEMBER)”

“…astronomers used to think that cosmic collisions ( read COSMIC COLLISIONS OF GALAXIES) were behind galaxy growth, but now the tables are turning (read NOW THEY HAVE CONFIRMED) . . . And new research reinvigorates two age-old puzzles (read WELL-KNOWN FACT BY THE SCIENTIFIC/TOP GOVERNMENTAL/RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT), the 232 (read THE 23TH SEPTEMBER)-year-old “missing” Messier object (read WELL-RESEARCHED OBJECT) and the elusive (if not illusive) green glow around the nightside disk of Venus”.

How Galaxies Grow (read GALAXIES DAMAGE/collide)
The universe’s stellar metropolises rend, chew, and merge with one another (read TWO GALAXIES WILL MERGE WITH ONE ANOTHER WITH CATASTROPHIC RESULT). But how important are there encounters (read DEVASTATING ON UNIMAGINABLE SCALE) in creating the galaxies we see today?

September’s Total Lunar Eclipse (read it happens on the 23rd September)
At last (read ALL), an eclipse of the Moon for the whole western world (read THE WHOLE WESTERN WORLD WILL BE AFFECTED).

Earth’s Come-and-Go Moons
Astronomers are on the lookout for a smattering of tiny asteroid (read QUITE BIG) that GET TRAPPED as TEMPORARY moonlets AROUND OUR PLANET (read literally)

The Case of the Missing M102
Did a false lead 232 ( read CONFIRMED DATA IS SEPTEMBER 23) years ago hide the truth ( read THE TRUE IS HIDDEN) about this “nonexistent” Messier object? (read THE OBJECT DOSE EXISTS).)

Cygnus in the City
Many features of Cygnus, the Swan, can be appreciated without LEAVING TOWN (read LEAVE TOWN NOW).

Comet Freeze
Here’s a great technique for stacking your comet photos IN ImagesPLUS. (read STACK YOUR FOOD IN HUGE QUANTITIES).”

– See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/sky-and-telescope-magazine/inside-the-september-2015-issue/#sthash.f0AimrX9.dpuf

    admin · August 5, 2015 at 07:52

    Dear Euphrosynes, thanks for your hilarious satire of the paranoid logic of doomsday conspiracy theorists. Sky & Telescope is an excellent magazine and should be read by anyone wanting to know more about what’s going on in the sky!

      scared dude · August 12, 2015 at 20:49

      I was so so so scared I thought I was going to die thanks am only nine

michael · August 4, 2015 at 13:12

One last thing am sorry. if it is ment to hit earth next month if there is a asteroid im no expert but that would make it close to the earth now and like you say it would be seen by alot of people .
Thank you for answer my questions.

    admin · August 4, 2015 at 13:23

    Dear Michael, yes that is correct.

    redpill believer · September 7, 2015 at 07:00

    This is what I was thinking. At this point were there ever going to be an asteroid,(at less than a month til impact) wouldn’t something bevisible in the sky w/o the use of as telescope?

michael · August 4, 2015 at 10:59

Hi admin i am very scared of this doomsday stuff if there was a asteroid coming witch is 2 miles long would your telescobe see it coming.do you completly rule it out so i can start to relex thank you

    admin · August 4, 2015 at 11:22

    Dear Michael, yes, absolutely. A 2 mile across object so close would have been seen by now.

      michael · August 4, 2015 at 12:29

      So would your telescope pick it up if there was something there.

        admin · August 4, 2015 at 12:50

        Yes.

          RJ · September 9, 2015 at 00:15

          Unless, of course, it comes from the direction of the sun.

            admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:07

            Dear RJ, I have addressed this many times, please have a look through these comments.

Gábor Knisch · August 3, 2015 at 16:59

Dear Admin,

I am writing to you from Hungary. You may get news from here once in a blue moon.

As for your little “study” on total impossibility of a forthcoming asteroid hitting Puerto Rico and the whole World at the end of September, I fully agree with you and would bet
the boots of that American prophet that n o t h i n g will happen in September in
Puerto Rico!

But I would now like to deal with a different aspect of this whole thing: this
prophet or preacher has been taking a big risk, a huge one. The whole World
will be laughing at him when the big day is coming and nothing happens!

I guess noone will accept any silly explanation by him at the end of September.
So I simply fail to understand why this funny man predicts “events” which
will turn out totally stupid and absurd in the foreseeable future!
What could be his motivation? Why does he do it?? What will he say then?

    admin · August 4, 2015 at 07:45

    Dear Gábor, thank you for your comments. Not being a psychologist I cannot understand the motivation for making a false prediction. It might be an interesting research project!There is an interesting list of false predictions of disaster at Wikipedia (link).

    I believe some people enjoy having the ability to frighten other people as doing this seems to give them a feeling of power and authority. Stranger to me are the people who want to be frightened, there are definitely people who grow angry if I tell them that there is not going to be a catastrophe.

    In this case the preacher who made the prediction is not stating a specific date (the September 2015 date is promoted by his followers and conspiracy theorists). This will allow him to continue claiming this disaster will happen as long as it suits his purposes to do so.

      MMB · August 20, 2015 at 08:14

      Thank you for attempting to explain this nonsense. It was really scaring me!

    Jason Burns · August 9, 2015 at 12:13

    Hi Gabor. Trust me on this…the ‘Rev’ will simply post MORE predictions when this one goes AWOL. He will tear this one up and forget it ever existed. Then…hey presto…another one from him will appear probably saying…’Sorry my followers…slight miscalculation on the asteroid impact in September but hey…my NEW calculation shows an asteroid even bigger than the September one and this is due on…(fill in your own date here) They all do it. You Tube is full of them.They have no shame at all. Jason.

Rj · August 2, 2015 at 02:04

Thanks man! !!! Your awsome. I was scard .

George · August 1, 2015 at 10:53

Please be honest, will an asteroid actually hit tje earth? I am having countless days of no sleep as this Asteroid situation going through my head and i am frightened big time!

    admin · August 3, 2015 at 08:37

    Dear George, I hope have been clearly stating two points:

    Astronomers have not predicted that an asteroid or comet will collide with Earth.
    If an asteroid large enough to cause millions of causalities was going to collide with Earth in September it would have been noticed by professional and amateur astronomers around the world by now.

kay · August 1, 2015 at 01:51

thanks for the site it help me from not being scared
why are they scary people about a comet hitting earth.

luke · July 31, 2015 at 15:09

thanks for you post i was realy scared since i see the post im so glad thanks

J. · July 31, 2015 at 01:20

The more I read on these things the more anxious I get, although I would be pretty sure that a Object this size would be visible to most astronomers wouldn’t it? A ‘Cover up’ doesn’t make much sense in that fact. Predictions like this come around every single year..

Reverend Efrain Rodriguez also stated that it was a well know comet or asteroid, he pretty much ends up proving himself wrong doesn’t he?

Bburch88 · July 27, 2015 at 23:22

I am sure you guys are very good in your fields and you trust your own ability to reason regarding these astrological issues. Listen again to what the French minister said. Something about avoiding the climate abyss. Admin does your planetarium possess an infrared telescope? How about the telescope that is near Pluto, what has it said about the perturbation that has been occurring for decades?

    admin · July 28, 2015 at 07:11

    Dear Bburch88,

    does your planetarium possess an infrared telescope?

    No, we don’t have an IR telescope.

    How about the telescope that is near Pluto, what has it said about the perturbation that has been occurring for decades?

    If you mean the reported unexplained perturbations to the orbits of the outer planets, since the 1990s most astronomers have discounted them as being real, they seem to disappear when the data is re-examined using more modern measurements of planetary positions and masses.

    While it’s interesting, I don’t see what this has to do with this phoney prediction of disaster.

bburch88 · July 27, 2015 at 21:47

Everyone on this blog may be brilliant in their field, however, being prepaired is only intelligence in action. Didn’t science say that oil came from dinosaurs, really? Everyone needs to read the Book of Revelation, it’s not fiction and speaks about events in our future that science can’t change.

    admin · July 28, 2015 at 07:01

    Dear Bburch88, thanks for your comments.

    being prepaired is only intelligence in action

    But preparing for something that is not going to happen is pointless.

    Didn’t science say that oil came from dinosaurs, really?

    I’m not sure that any scientist says that.

    John · September 22, 2015 at 17:41

    Are you sure the book of revelation is not fiction? If so, what verifiable facts do you base your opinion on?

Adrian · July 25, 2015 at 10:04

Dear Colin,

First and foremost thank you for the well researched and well written article. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it. I am thirty years old and I like to consider myself an educated person that does research and respects the laws of science. However, in the year of 2012 my anxiety was at an all time high when every single website and television show spoke about an impeding doom coming December. I am not sure if it was from my fear of the possibility of such an event occurring or if it just stemmed from my fear of death. Rest assured, after the date past my anxiety disappered and has been gone up until just a few months back when I began to read about a potential asteroid hitting earth this September. Upon doing extensive research on the manner, viewing both sides, my anxiety has dimmed but unfortunately is not going to be completely gone until October 🙂 While doing research on the manner I also began to learn about asteroids and there potential threat to us. If you do not mind I would like to ask you a few questions and hopefully you can help make this anxiety disappear. Time is not important so please reply at your convenience. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

1. This year NASA held a hypothetical asteroid simulation and gathered with astronomers and scientist through out the world. Is this a first of its kind or something that has been done before? Also, this year is the first time we have a world asteroid day. With these two items and all the media on the internet it just seems like funny timing considering its just months before the claimed event.

2. In July asteroid 2015HM10 passed within one lunar distance of us, extremely close in my opinion. On NASA’s website it had a condition code of a 7 at first but later was lowered to a 3. There are some asteroids in September that have a condition code of a 6 and 7, and both are big enough to cause global devastation. The asteroids that I am referring to are 2012 TT5 and 2015 NK13. With the asteroids being so large and considering they are lately them a close approach is it possible that these asteroids will change there course and risk hitting earth? From my understanding the higher the condition code the more uncertainty NASA is about where it is going?

3. I know a lot of people think that if something massive were to happen, and the government was aware of it, that they will not say anything to avoid mass hysteria. However, wouldn’t an asteroid like this be visible by now to thousands of observatories, amateur astronomers, and scientists? Majority of which I will assume are not employed by the government. Wouldn’t it be found by now and made public? Also, are asteroids found by amateur astronomers and observatories on a consistent basis or is NASA the department doing the majority of findings? I apologize for my ignorance in the manner.

4. The french minister earlier this year stated on television that we have “500 days to avoid climate chaos.” From the date that this was said it looks like the 500th day would land the week of the claimed asteroid attack. Was that comment ever cleared up? Do you know what he meant by that? If you have not heard of this you can simply google 500 days to avoid climate chaos and it pops up everywhere. People are saying that he was warning us but I am not sure?

5. NASA said that as far as they know there are no known threats to earth in the next several hundred years. How accurate is that?

Once again thank you very much for taking the time to read this. Please do not worry about responding until you are absolutely free. Also, I found this website via a google search but I am from the United States and have never heard of it? I tried searching for a biography but couldn’t find one. May I ask where you write this from? Also, are you a blogger, scientist, astronomer? I apologize sincerely for my absolute ignorance but I could not find an auto biography about the writer. Lastly, any advice you can possibly give for any doomsday anxiety? I am sure that this will not be the last end of the world claim as there seems to be two or three per year. I would just like to be worry free when I read about the next one 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! TAKE CARE

    admin · July 27, 2015 at 10:47

    Dear Adrian, thank you for your questions.

    1. Scientists have examined many hypothetical studies of fictional asteroid impacts on the Earth at least as far back as the late 1960s (see Project Icarus at this link for example). These are purely “what if” exercises to see where more research is needed and not actually planning for a real event. I get the impression that this sort of study get more publicity these days. The Asteroid Day conference and events were just that, see their website, they were completely open events with no element of secretive planning.
    2.Orbital condition codes are an indication of how well an object’s orbit is known (low numbers are good, 0 means the orbit is completely known). The asteroids you mention are not a concern, look at the JPL Small-Body Database Browser pages for them. In September 2015 2012 TT5 will come to about 0.055 au (1au=93 million miles or 150 million km) of Earth, so it is going to miss Earth by 5 million miles! Similarly 2015 NK13 will miss Earth by 0.099 (1.5 million km)! There is no effect known to science that could cause these object to suddenly veer into a collision course.
    3. You are quite correct in saying that an object like this would be spotted by amateur astronomers. Hundreds of asteroids and comets are discovered by amateurs and there are guides on how to do it (for example at this link). Obviously professional astronomers around the world discover asteroids too, for example numerous asteroids have been discovered by astronomers based at Armagh Observatory (our sister organisation). NASA does not control astronomy around the world (or even in the USA for that matter).
    4. The French minister in 2014 was talking (at more than one event) about the lead up to a UN conference on climate change that his country is hosting in November this year (link) not asteroid impacts. I do not understand how anyone can ignore every other word in his speeches and then claim honestly that he was warning of such an impact.
    5. The assessment of low impact risk over the next century or so is at the moment completely accurate.

    I work at Armagh Planetarium (link) which is located in the United Kingdom. You can read about me at this link.

      Ida Gress · August 4, 2015 at 17:50

      My dad used to say, “Some people…you can dress’m up but you caint take’m out.” As I read through the plethora comments spouting all sorts of doomsday prophecy, I am saddened that once again, logical & scientific constructs are thrown out in favor of specious, fear-based rumor mongering. Who benefits from such utter nonsense? I don’t know but I do know the fear mongering creates great unrest in the general populace. *heavy sigh*

      I admire your diligence and ability to remain tactful 😉

Drew · July 25, 2015 at 09:55

What id like to know is…have the gravitational pulls of the earth and the moon been figured into this equation? Furthermore have the trajectories of nearby comets..asteroids..meteors space junk or other objects that could possibly collide with this mass been accounted for when this mass passes near us…do we have any kind of an accurate projection of this? Probably not.. but any one of these factors poses a risk in the change of orbit and the gravitational forces sucking it in…so no..no accurate projection can be made..its always a game of chance..we only exist because of a beautiful accident that happened by chance…

    admin · July 27, 2015 at 08:24

    Dear Drew, thank you for your questions.

    have the gravitational pulls of the earth and the moon been figured into this equation?

    I’m not sure which equation you are thinking of, but I will assume that you mean the calculation of an asteroid or comet’s orbit. Yes, the Earth and Moon’s gravitational pulls are included when necessary. That is not often though and usually only factored in if the object is in an orbit that will bring it close to Earth.

    have the trajectories of nearby comets..asteroids..meteors space junk or other objects that could possibly collide with this mass been accounted for when this mass passes near us…do we have any kind of an accurate projection of this

    Yes, the orbits of many comets and asteroids are well-known and collisions could be predicted in advance. But collisions between asteroids are fantastically rare because space is so big; we have only seen one happen (P/2010 A2). The chances of two asteroids colliding and sending one on a collision course with Earth is fantastically unlikely, it’s like worrying about a tree in a forest 100 miles away falling over and knocking over another tree starting it to roll towards your house.

    Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 12:24

    Sure ALL THESE CALCULATIONS our science is so smart we calculate the speed of a bullet, the angle of the bullet, the DNA on the trigger. Dudes, most of the imaginary applied science shown in Hollywood (even if the science does exist) is not used for MOST of the deaths or bullets shot into people. So what makes you think they are any better with their claims of asteroids.

    MY faith in God does finally tell me and make me realize yes, science will get shown the day and hour, because it isn’t knowing the date, it is knowing what to do to survive it. People do not believe in continental submersion. Martial law and staying home is what Pharaoh tells everyone to do.

Indung · July 24, 2015 at 03:42

What about religious beliefs? Some of religious beliefs that I know have mendioned an event really similar to what would happend if there were really an asteroid heading our way on collision course. Asteroid impact, huge waves, massive earthquakes, are stated in some religions.
For most people who believe, it will happen, sooner or later. What if that time is now while we are still here?

    Indung · July 24, 2015 at 03:53

    We have the science, indeed. But what if GOD decides it will happen? Can we tell when will He decide to drop a meteor on earth huge enough to cause what have been stated in many theories? What power or knowledge do we have to at least predict what GOD will decide?

      admin · July 24, 2015 at 07:42

      Dear Indung, thanks for your comments. This blog takes a scientific and non-supernatural perspective. Science does not show that any large asteroid or comet is moving on an orbit that will collide with Earth.

        Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 12:20

        For some people they do not believe the wind exists as it pushes over chairs, and trees, and even pushes them because they insist they must first have a test with smoke to see where the wind is going.

        NotYourFriend · August 12, 2015 at 16:20

        Once again, promoting only the agenda of science and totally disregarding everything else that anyone says that opposes your views and beliefs. You’re a joke. Where is the link or source to prove the big bang theory was real? ……………..don’t worry, I’ll wait. 😉

          admin · August 12, 2015 at 21:26

          Dear NotYourFriend, you must understand that promoting science is my job and that also means challenging misinformation. You ought also to think about the poor souls who are genuinely worried by fake predictions like this.

          You asked before about evidence for the Big Bang and there is a link to a Universe Today page in my original response to you which I have repeated here. The other excellent starting source is Simon Singh’s book Big Bang.

Angel Rivera · July 23, 2015 at 01:21

Unpredictable massive hail and earthquakes of large power….also the waters turning into blood are prophetically believable.

    admin · July 23, 2015 at 07:38

    Dear Angel, I am sorry but I don’t agree with you at all. It sounds like any other made-up prophesy of doom cast in Biblical-sounding language. It’s not going to happen!

      Rebecca · July 29, 2015 at 21:32

      Titanic was Unsinkable too and Noah said a flood was coming.

        This Little Piggy Went to get WiFi · August 10, 2015 at 04:39

        They said Titanic was “unsinkable” because it was so great. It’s clearly a hyperbole to express its massiveness–“it’s big enough to rip through any iceberg that gets in its way” is what they were going for.
        As for Noah, wasn’t he supposedly gathering animals and family for a flood that would wipe out the entire earth? While there is possible evidence that it happened, (I’ve seen commercials about the documentary on the History channel,)why did asia and europe and the Americas not get wiped? It seems a little strange biblical laws only seem to affect the middle east…
        Furthermore, I highly doubt anyone would know years in advance throught prophecy that a collision was happening. Why? Because when it comes to you in a dream, it’s your subconscious signaling a major event that has or will happen to you in your life, (and dreams are metaphorical). If it comes to you while your eyes are glazed over and zoned out, same deal. Your brain is messing with you. It someone were a true prophet it would come quickly after them giving the warning. A holocaust survivor, (there were quite a few in the video so unfortunately I cannot recall his name,) said that while riding the train to the camp of their deaths, an old woman began shrieking and screaming and crying because she saw nothing but flames and death as they rode. Everyone regarded her as old and crazy, but they soon learned different.
        My point: when you start getting warnings you need to act FAST. You don’t get a second chance to save your life, (hence the satire of Dante’s Inferno/Infernus,) and if you’re being sent a divine message, (divination usually presents itself in callings and not a natural gift anyways,) it will come right betore the burn, (no pun intended). If you were born to be a prophet, the spirits would reach you and call you to your work. Someone having “the gift” is complete and utter crap, (in case you didn’t already notice a 70-something year old man with a 13 year old wife building a huge ark and grabbing 2 of each animal “in the world” wasn’t fishy smelling enough).

      Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 12:00

      (Content removed, I am sorry that material is considerably off topic -ADMIN)

D. · July 22, 2015 at 03:53

I’m a little concerned with some of your information you present as evidence against in that while you are concerned with the unverifiable claims you do not use the real numbers available about the fearful situations that are easily found.
Jade helm consisting of only 2000 troops?
That is incorrect and nearly only a seventh of the foreign troop involvement, which is verifiable.
The near miss you didnt mention of 2014 EC, came within 38,300 miles in march? Bus sized, and all were caught unaware. While deconstructing be humble that on both sides unknowns can and will happen. Science is fallible and incomplete, we all know this.
You are in the U.K., ok then. A lot of your own nations worries tend to come to us as well, the issue of the upcoming Birmingham first massive mobilization of Emergency crews, vehicles and so fourth have upset quite a few individuals as the timeline is as well Sept. 23rd as I recall. And lets not forget your nation as well has reason to question staged events as the train exercise that was planned and setup, had its actual need that same day as bombs went off there in the exact spot?
So yes, people will wonder, worry, and pay attention. Investigations are the root of sciences, please recall how often and how long science has held truths that cost people life and family, only to be proven wrong.

I can and do appreciate a good solid debunking. It is in fact an upaid job with good intentions. But unfortunately things are far less stable than the mindset of accepted truths without full awareness. Just as religious individuals march out en mass with accepted faiths in told truths, scientists are staunchly defending truths handed to them, and without all the proof. There is no need to clash, but to undermine one set of faiths with another just as fallible… You can see my point here.

Jade Helm is watched and upsetting because we have more armored vehicles and the destruction of posse commitatus(sp) within our political structure here going on than was ever imagined. The information is constantly flowing in here, verifiably, that our government is becoming a faith without reality is very disturbing to many. You cant help people latching onto groups with a distinct fear set over predictions and so fourth when the reality of things going on around them are given so little regard, and are no less destabilizing their basic faiths in all things standaridized from the past.

I dont know that any comet is coming, I dont discount its possibility, I have yet to see A SINGLE impact PRE-Reported by nasa or any world agency, so you dont have alot of standing here to naysay on prediction. I have a family member that builds satellites, a landmark member for a nation without a lot of history in that field. I warned him of building with thoughts to dealing with the solar flare activity just a few years ago. He discounted it as well, and his satellite suffered the damage and he still doesnt know what to make of that warning from a non-standard scientist with pedigree.
I said the same to him that I will tell you, even if you dont believe, the costs of taking it within “possibilities” to work a bit of prevention into your life are next to nothing. While I may not be a fully degreed thinker, I am forever cross referencing the fields of science, which for all their focus and intensity individually, they have yet to do themselves with any real strength.
The fields often due to their narrow focus fail to notice things that could greatly enhance, or prove true to theirs and others. I have several inventions, and builds that are due to this lack of involvement and awareness between many different fields. I have pointed groups to discoveries that were “beliefs” for hundreds of years and believed to be mere stories, but with science fields that didnt work together they had the information there for decades only waiting to be correlated.
I dont ask your religious faiths, or personal beliefs, but I do ask that you realize alot of truths are yet to be accepted nor realized. We all work for the good intentions, or we wouldnt be doing what we do individually.

You obviously put a good deal of time into your article and you do respond to your commentors, so thanks for the work and I enjoyed the read. On several things we can just disagree, without malice, and I still wish you the best.

DJM.

    admin · July 22, 2015 at 09:08

    Dear D, thank you for your comments. I’ll respond as briefly as I can. I am very happy to change anything which is factually incorrect in our articles, but I need reliable sources.

    Jade helm consisting of only 2000 troops?
    That is incorrect and nearly only a seventh of the foreign troop involvement, which is verifiable.

    Please show a reliable source backing this up.

    The near miss you didnt mention of 2014 EC, came within 38,300 miles in march? Bus sized, and all were caught unaware.

    Yes, that happened but the crucial words are “bus sized”. Small objects like 2014 EC are hard to spot, and would cause destruction in the vicinity if they impacted but are not going to cause devastation on the scale of the object needed for this false prediction. This would need an impactor several kilometres across and larger objects this size are far more easily seen. It is hard to see how we would not see one approaching.

    I have seen nothing about concerns about emergency preparations in the city of Birmingham for 23 September 2015. After some searching I see there is an annual trade fair for emergency services held there that week (see http://www.emergencyuk.com/). A trade fair is not the same as an emergency mobilisation for an asteroid impact!

    This is is not a current affairs blog and I am not addressing paranoid conspiracy theories about terrorism here.

    scientists are staunchly defending truths handed to them, and without all the proof.

    That is not true and suggests you misunderstand the nature of science which is entirely evidence-based. I would note here that the people spreading false rumours of an impending asteroid impact have provided not one single piece of evidence to support their theory.

    I warned him of building with thoughts to dealing with the solar flare activity just a few years ago. He discounted it as well, and his satellite suffered the damage and he still doesnt know what to make of that warning from a non-standard scientist with pedigree.

    That sounds fascinating, may I ask which satellite that was? I was not aware of any satellites being damaged by a solar event.

      Enrico · August 28, 2015 at 14:39

      Hi Colin,
      first of all let me tell you that I agree with everything you wrote and I appreciate your approach.
      Nonetheless, I agree even more with DJM when it comes to the point of science forgetting the most important thing about itself:
      you can never prove anything beyond doubt. A theory is accepted and held true until proven wrong.
      I’m not a science graduate but this is the first lesson I learned about science.
      When you say “the nature of science… is entirely evidence-based”, you are not being entirely correct and you know you are not. The nature of science is to advance theories and support them with experiments, and submit them to the scientific community so that they can be “challenged” and proven wrong by conflicting evidence. In the absence of contradictory evidence, a theory widely accepted by the scientific community is held as valid until proven otherwise. You KNOW this to be true.
      My point? (and it’s my only point of disagreement with you):
      As a scientist, you are correct in writing “Science does not show that any large asteroid or comet is moving on an orbit that will collide with Earth.”
      What you CANNOT write is: An asteroid of that size is definitely not going to collide with Earth in September.
      Subtle difference but not so subtle in science.
      Furthermore, as a scientist, not only you can’t say it but you don’t *need* to say it. The whole point of the success of science over superstition is in the predictability factor: after the time of supposed impact has passed, your point will be proven automatically if there is no impact. The person who predicted it will be proven wrong (and in scientific theory one wrong prediction is enough to discredit the theory and often its proposer, unless he/she can come up with a logical explanation of where he/she went wrong). If there WAS to be an impact, however, that still would not prove you wrong if you only stated “an impact is highly improbable”, and more importantly, the person who predicted it would STILL not be proven right: in science, it takes far more than one correct prediction to make a theory accepted (albeit only until disproved by evidence).
      In this instance, the theory being: “a cosmic event can reliably be predicted by one particular person (?) (or several?) receiving an insight (whose nature would have to be further debated) while sleeping”.
      As a scientist, this is a valid proposition (a valid question), just like any other (can elephants fly?). Whether it’s a valid theory or not will depend, also but not only (I’m grossly simplifying) on:
      – whether this prediction will come true;
      – if yes, whether this occurrence can be reproduced times and times again and prove always correct.
      Sorry for the long post which you are probably not going to publish haha

        admin · August 28, 2015 at 15:07

        Dear Enrico, I am afraid that I disagree with you. Supernatural prophesies are made up by the people who utter them and are not to be confused with scientific theories.

          Enrico · August 31, 2015 at 09:00

          Dear Colin,

          I appreciate you disagreeing with me and still posting my comment. That is the sign of an open mind, which the people you mention generally don’t have.
          It’s only through discussing contradicting opinions that real progress can be made in any field.
          As stated in the footnote of your excellent article, this comment section is not the place for this kind of discussion on “philosophy of science”, as I would call my own approach.
          So I only briefly respond to your reply: “Supernatural prophesies are made up by the people who utter them and are not to be confused with scientific theories” => agreed, and I also agree that the one in question is NOT a scientific theory of any kind. My point was a more generic one: how is science to decide which ones are supernatural prophesies, if not by going through the rigorous process which I grossly simplified above? (In other words, let this guy prove himself right once before you even trouble yourself to ask him how he could predict it and how that predictability can be reliably repeated again and again.)
          As somebody mentioned previously, the history of science is full of examples of people being ridiculed by the scientific community for advancing outlandish theories, which will eventually be proven right several years later.
          Again, this is definitely not the case in both mine and your opinion (and presumably almost everybody else), but this is not the point. The point is, science HAS to be open-minded. If it doesn’t, it falls exactly in the same trap as religions or superstitions: proselytizing, asking people to accept their one truth as the only truth. THAT is not the remit of science. As Albert Einstein is quoted to have said: “As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.”. Science should never forget this, and in fact embrace it: new discoveries should bring new mysteries and new questions, not shut up the questions with “final” answers.

No One Knows · July 21, 2015 at 22:31

It’s true that we wouldn’t be told in advance by any official source. Anything of this magnitude would have to originate from an inherently untrustworthy (stereotyped) source. Buuuuut, doesn’t automatically mean such a source would automatically be false.

    admin · July 22, 2015 at 07:42

    Hi, thanks for your comment.

    It’s true that we wouldn’t be told in advance by any official source.

    Why do you think this?

sagar · July 21, 2015 at 21:20

nothing is going to happen. thanks for your blog.

There exists a matrix · July 18, 2015 at 14:48

I live in Asia, I hope it will not be, not too large, where the killer tsunami sank civilization will not spread to Siberia Dian Asia

    admin · July 21, 2015 at 08:15

    Did you read the article? This impact is not going to happen.

      Samantha Smith · July 30, 2015 at 01:24

      Your not God. How can you be so sure its not going to happen? I mean you try to make yourself sound like you know everything when your just as clueless as us. You know nothing of what the government as a whole knows and plans. Regarding your so called “research” how do you know its reliable? How do you know something else wont happen? Im just saying you may want to be openminded here. Because anything is possible. If it was happen how would you feel? You dont know. I dont know. Only the people who control everything know.

        admin · July 30, 2015 at 10:15

        Dear Samantha, thank you for your comments. However I feel the need to respond to some of them.

        How can you be so sure its not going to happen?

        No asteroid of the size required to cause the predicted disaster is on a course to collide with Earth in September. If you have evidence showing that such a asteroid does exist then you must show it. If you don’t have the evidence you are merely telling scary stories to frighten people.

        You know nothing of what the government as a whole knows and plans.

        May I ask which government you referring to?

        Regarding your so called “research” how do you know its reliable?

        The worldwide scientific community’s ethos are based on obtaining results and accurately reporting and discussing them. There is also healthy competition among researchers to be first to announce a discovery. I cannot see how concealing the existence of an astronomical body would benefit anyone.

        anything is possible.

        You must know that statement is not correct. The real Universe operates under a set of laws (most of which are well understood) which constrain what events are possible.

        Only the people who control everything know.

        May I ask who you believe “the people who control everything” are?

        Finally, I am categorically saying that millions of people are not going to be killed by an asteroid impact in September 2015, has being told this made you unhappy?

          Jason Burns · August 9, 2015 at 12:06

          Hi again. I’m posting replies because…like you…I despair with some of the comments. You are being very fair in your replies…not to mention patient,yet there is an ‘under-current’ on here (and on other sites ) who simply DON’T want to listen to reason at all. Jade Helm for example.It’s August 9 here and you wouldn’t know it had been in operation for 25 days! All very quiet. Of course the ‘conspiracy’ people will reply…’Yeh…what do you expect…they’re keeping it quiet man…don’t want us to know man…’ Hard to prove a negative with the religious people on board. Thanks

          NotYourFriend · August 12, 2015 at 16:10

          And just like every other person and most politicians, you don’t really answer anyone’s question except with a question. Yeah, you’re so “open minded”.

            admin · August 12, 2015 at 21:13

            Dear NotYourFriend, I have just one question. Where is your evidence that this disaster is going to happen?

              chris · August 25, 2015 at 19:26

              Where is your evidence administration it will not happen? Are you here working for a government to ease our concerns and make thing easier?

              admin · August 25, 2015 at 20:33

              Dear Chris, I’m sorry but that’s not how it works. You have to provide evidence that it is going to happen. You can read about Armagh Planetarium at this link and me at this link.

          Samantha Smith · September 9, 2015 at 03:37

          No the fact you like to make yourself look correct makes me unhappy. Im spiritually awake I feel things most mundane people don’t. Spirituality is more correct and realistic then science darling. But wouldn’t expect everyone to understand my statements. I just want people to keep theor guard up. Its pretty dumb to listen to someone hidden in the internet when ive seen unexplained phenomenon in the sky and heard spiritual things. You don’t know me really you don’t need to but you may want to go by reality instead of that false gathered opinion based information you used. Open your third eye see beyond your flesh and you will understand.

            Samantha Smith · September 9, 2015 at 03:39

            Excuse my mistyped words.

            admin · September 9, 2015 at 08:30

            Dear Samantha, thank you for your comments. I am sorry my preference for facts over nonsense has made you unhappy.

            As I asked you before why does being told that millions of people are not going to die seem to upset you?

        There exists a matrix · August 2, 2015 at 08:01

        Ah, the Illuminati, no one has ever escaped, these effects will come the Earth stopped rotating, air cuts extinct. As we normally do, asteroids and conspiracy theories are false

          admin · August 3, 2015 at 08:38

          I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you are saying here.

        julian jolmes · August 20, 2015 at 01:02

        Dear Samantha, one of the Illuminati cards shows a triangular (i.e artificial) shaped asteroid or meteorite on collision course with the earth… Like you say, we don’t know (only the powers that be know), but the evidence does seem to strongly suggest the possibility of a fake asteroid hit – done with mirrors (and nukes) as it were – like 9/11- which would be potentially, perhaps, no less catastrophic than the real thing… It’d then be a piece of cake to implement martial law/Fema camps etc – in the wake of such a disaster… We know they’re setting off volcanoes, causing earthquakes, droughts, etc, using geo-engineering, so I wouldn’t put anything past them…

          admin · August 20, 2015 at 07:19

          Dear Julian, how on Earth could an asteroid impact be faked?

          We know they’re setting off volcanoes, causing earthquakes, droughts, etc, using geo-engineering

          That sounds unbelievable, can you supply a source for this?

          I know a lot about the Illuminati card game (link) as card and board gaming is a hobby of mine. I’d just like to point out that there is nothing suspicious about the card you are describing. There are about 400 cards satirising current events, popular culture and conspiracy theories in the Illuminati series of games, in that big a sample it is easy to pick out “matches” to events, especially if you are very relaxed about how close the match is. There is a list of the cards from the Illuminati:New World Order set at this link (these are the one with the colour cartoon pictures published 20 years ago), note the names, some are easy to “fit” with reality, others are so silly it’s impossible. Are you really saying an evil conspiracy announces its activities through a game company?

      Daylin Sears · July 30, 2015 at 20:17

      Thanks for telling us, I was really scared that we would get this. But is this really true? Even though I know that stories from the Bible are just fiction.

        Nikson · August 1, 2015 at 14:58

        Hey dude don’t get worried their is no prophecy I’m sure ?

D.J · July 12, 2015 at 21:34

Hi Colin,
Your article was very reassuring and extremely helpful. I guess the situation is not helped by the fact that the New York Fed has been working hard to build up a satellite office in Chicago and NORAD has decided to move back into the base deep inside Cheyenne Mountain after a very long period of time. There is also the mystery of Jade Helm which is scheduled to be conducted by the US Army in multiple states from July 15 to September 15 2015.
It would be really good if you could find out why these things are happening and continue to reassure people that a natural disaster is not eminent.
All the best,
Doug

    admin · July 14, 2015 at 10:59

    Dear Doug, thank you, I’m glad you found the article helpful. I cannot really help with your other queries as this blog’s purpose is space and astronomy education rather than US current affairs (note too we are based the United Kingdom).

    Briefly, the New York branch of the US Federal Reserve has had a branch in Chicago for two years, you can read more at this link to Reuters.

    To the best of my knowledge NORAD never left Cheyenne Mountain (the command centre there is just a backup to another one at Peterson Air Force Base, USAF’s Space Control Center did move out of Cheyenne Mountain but this not the same body as NORAD). I’m happy to accept I’m wrong about this as I’m not an expert about this. Do you have any sources saying otherwise?

    To those of us outside the US, the Jade Helm conspiracy theories are baffling. It is a really small affair (less than 2000 troops involved) and it is hard to see why some people are so upset. There is an extensive thread discussing this that you may find helpful at Metabunk (link).

dbatim · June 30, 2015 at 18:47

The same ‘scientists’ you are looking for also missed the mark with the Russian meteor a couple of years back. My point is they did not see it coming and those were scientists. The vast amount of us that do believe something is coming do so because we do not believe the government would release the data even if they knew. It would cause mass panic. So why is the government also creating very large tunnels miles underground? they are doing if for something. I won’t sit here and say Sept 2015 is when it happens, but I won’t bury my head in the sand and believe: 1:) It will not ever happen or 2:) If we knew something was coming and we could not do anything to prevent it. The government(s) would not tell the people. I think that is a sensible approach (scientific or not).

    admin · July 14, 2015 at 09:11

    Dear Dbatim, thank you for your comments. I would just like to say that the the 2013 Russian meteoroid was tiny compared to the object Rodriguez claims is approaching which must be kilometres across, an object this size approaching Earth would be observed well in advance.

    we do not believe the government would release the data even if they knew. It would cause mass panic.

    This suggests you believe that “the government” (which one?) has a monopoly on astronomical research. I believe this is untrue, I do not have the statistics but I’m pretty sure the vast majority (say 95%) of astronomers world-wide are not employed by their states.

    So why is the government also creating very large tunnels miles underground?

    May I ask which government is doing this? Please also let me know your source.

      Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 11:10

      Bullets are tiny too, some people die from a shot, some don’t. People are jailed if they shoot a gun bullet up into the air, yet NASA can shoot a rocket up to hit asteroids and divert them to us instead of away from us. The debris of the asteroid hit was NEVER seen in the cloud of smoke it made. Its like our weather, blame El Nino not Alaska ionosphere Microwavo. The government, the church, your job all get to decide who dies. How nice! An unexpected asteroid is well-deserved for people who see a planet being destroyed and dream of being more stupid that they can make another planet BETTER not worse and destroy that one too. Once our oxygen trees are gone in Brazil, do you really think we can hold our breathe while new trees are planted?

        Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 11:22

        I like sites that let you edit mistakes. My reference to guns shot up into the air was that of people doing so for July 4 celebrations.

        admin · August 3, 2015 at 12:21

        Dear Elijahovah, I have not heard of any time when “NASA can shoot a rocket up to hit asteroids and divert them to us instead of away from us”. Can you supply a source for this?

          Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 12:35

          They already hammered an asteroid. And the pictures showed a cloud upon impact, and they admitted we can’t see the “debris” that blew out of the hole because of the cloud. Google it. Wait. Let me Google it to show that your not competent here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Impact_(spacecraft)

            admin · August 3, 2015 at 12:44

            Dear Elijahovah, the Deep Impact mission was to a comet, not an asteroid, and it was not meant to divert it from its orbital path. Please read the link you sent to confirm this. There has never been any kind of space mission to divert an asteroid (or comet).

              Dave · August 20, 2015 at 13:38

              Dear admin.

              Yes,there was missions in the past to divert comets.
              You didn’t watch deep impact or Armageddon,did you ?

              admin · August 20, 2015 at 13:47

              Hi Dave, I’ve seen Deep Impact, but I’ve never seen Armageddon.

              itsallalie · August 27, 2015 at 23:33

              You have never seen armageddon…. watch it

              admin · August 28, 2015 at 14:28

              But it’s not supposed to be very good, and life is too short to waste on bad movies!

          sarasa · August 24, 2015 at 08:14

          hi i am from india. can you please tell me if this asteroid of september 2015 will impact adversly our India and asian continent also’

            admin · August 25, 2015 at 06:44

            Dear Sarasa, please read the article again, the asteroid predicted by Efrain Rodriguez does not exist.

        Educated Millenial · September 8, 2015 at 18:09

        Most of our oxygen comes from algae and seaweed, not trees….but good try bud. It pays to be educated, I guess!

      John · August 22, 2015 at 01:09

      I live in the Ozark mountains in Missouri, this being in the United States, and can tell you that there are several underground tunnels, including several food manufacturers that have distribution centers underground, Kraft being the closest to me. This I know, because the transportation company I work for delivers and ships from there. His comment about the US government not telling the masses of a disastrous event happening are spot on. He explained this very clearly. It would cause mass panic. Much like the riots that happened at Walmart last year when the food stamp cards stopped working for several hours. People would be scared to go to work, the roads would be packed with people trying to flee major cities, riots and looting, etc. The list can go on. Three days without the elaborate transportation industry running smoothly is enough to destroy the very fabric of our economy alone. Whether or not there is a legitimate comet, meteor, or asteroid coming next month is disputable. Personally I do not believe it is coming until I see hard evidence, however, I do not disregard the possibility of such an event happening. I do find it difficult to believe this when there is a new end time event happening every three months, and yet nothing ever happens.

        Hope · September 7, 2015 at 02:23

        Thank you John, I see now that Admin could and would not rebuttal! Fabulous explanation ! Congrats !
        I agree with you completely!

      trust no one · September 14, 2015 at 03:06

      even if there was people that could locate giant comet,how would these people spread the message?
      the answer is t.v. and radio,nothing else is credible to anyone but that anyway and what will happen if someone finds a giant rock?
      in order for information to be spread,it needs to be accepted by goverment agencies unless its an alternative tv station that has no credibility.

      look at 9/11 ,does anyone still believe in ben laden?why is there never any mainstream news that will say the thruth about what happened?because they are not allowed! that Inside job woke people and got them to open their eyes on that criminal goverment,now we all know for sure that we the people are not important and we will never be warned of a disaster in Advanced.

      also,the sandy hook lies,lol,i never heard any mainstream news trying to tell the thruth there,i know that is out of context but the point is that the mainstream media is controlled by the goverment so never count on them or nasa for any truth,never,never,never.

      are countrys are all big corporations now and democracy never existed in the first place,t.v was made to brainwash people like sheep and it worked,i dont need any links to prove what i just said,everyone can see it.

      may god have pity on all of our little self

        admin · September 14, 2015 at 10:01

        Dear Trust No One, I am sorry that you have such a depressing view of the human condition. Reading through your comments suggests to me that you are only getting your views and information from cranky websites, the same people who are promoting this fake prediction of an asteroid impact or the lie that the Apollo Moon landings were hoaxed. Have you ever considered looking at alternative sources such as Metabunk (link)?

        I want especially to call you out in this

        even if there was people that could locate giant comet,how would these people spread the message?

        Never mind professional astronomers, amateur astronomers discover comets and asteroids all the time. These are reported in astronomy magazines and journals. Do you ever look at these?

          Manuel · September 16, 2015 at 05:38

          Hi my name is Manuel and I’ve been scared out of my mind since I’ve been hearing these predictions on the comet on some political radio station my dad listens to . I don’t know what to believe I’m a Christian but I still get scared and have end of the world dreams please tell me if its crazy that I think that

            admin · September 16, 2015 at 09:06

            Dear Manuel, please do not be afraid, read the article and see that this prediction is false.

    Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 11:20

    I agree with you dbatim, and share with you TRUTH. The Bible says that with a water canopy gone then never again will a global Flood be caused by 40 days of rain. And so the rainbow in the clouds during sunshine proves the water is not a canopy sphere to rain everywhere. However, local rains do kill, local rains do flood other places where it didn’t rain. What is totally unrelated is not this trickle of 40-day christening to start some rapture, but rather tectonic continental baptism, again, from another asteroid impact. This time with higher thicker continental crusts the water will NOT rise 11,000 feet when the ocean floor rises 5500 feet and the continents drop 5500 feet in a sub-crustal meltdown (magma tsunami, outflow-inflow of the MohoravicDiscontinuity). This time the odds are at 6000-8000 feet submersion. Which pretty much says if the 13 Appalachian peaks go under, including the Smokies, (hope you have a boat with food to get to the Rockies in it). This is a year long event again.

    And yes I think 20 cultures each having an exact date calculated for their Noah proves he existed. I know my astronomy in ancient Sumer. And to you churches it means Noah saw fossils up in mountains of other “Floodyears” that had occurred before Adam. When you believe in reality, then you easily find it. Do not think that science does not have lies or myths in its schools. Look at the Sothic cycle in Wikipedia pushing first sighting of Sothis as July 20 in 2782bc when azimuth precession has shifted it to July 17. If lies are woven into our science, then it is Moses not being listened to in school by the teachers. Been there. Arrogance exists at all ages. No longer worth the effort to deal with ignorant people.

      Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 11:37

      SEE that’s the problem with uneditable sites. Jumping cursors cannot be corrected. Cursors all jump backwards and the type over and delete things you typed. TRY THIS AGAIN

      If anyone wishes to know this ancient astronomy just email me (No personal email addresses please- ADMIN). Currently working on 780-day Marduk (Mars) proving that five chronologies debate a 2088bc Terah with his son as a 2088bc Harran and the cause of it being a 60-year Jupiter Marduk date (60 of 360-day spanning 59 years) wrongly used as a date of 13-year MARS OF TERAH at Ur AS THE MARS TAU (conjunction), then Haran’s Marduk for Nimrod at Babel was 60-day rising Mars, and then leaving Nineveh to build Harran Syria is a 120-day rising Mars of which the Mayans shifted another 20 days (140-day rising Mars). This is then mistaken as Hamurabi’s Thoth Marduk (156-year Mars 73 orbits), all of these an attempt to count to year 6000 as the time to expect the next falling star (mistaken as a setting planet Mars or Venus or Jupiter, but some knowing it could be a comet /meteor).

      admin · August 3, 2015 at 12:33

      Dear Elijahovah, I have say that much of the content of your post (especially first paragraph) is entirely at odds with everything we know about Earth sciences.

        Elijahovah · August 3, 2015 at 12:40

        And you told Levy his comets aren’t hitting planets until it hit Jupiter. But he had to kiss up to be recognized, because when someone like Moses says Hey bud look Do not accuse me of insubordination, then you’re damn right its great that Egypt’s high priest died and Moses took the people away from his crap. People would not have seen Jupiter impacted had Levy not taken the abuse of critics. And that is what this is about. About arrogance in school fields.

          admin · August 3, 2015 at 12:56

          Dear Elijahovah, I am sorry but your knowledge of astronomy is perhaps not as accurate as you believe it is. No astronomer has ever disputed that comets can collide with planets. No astronomer denied that Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 would hit Jupiter.

          If you do not like what I say, remember that no one is forcing you to come here.

          admin · August 3, 2015 at 13:10

          Dear Elijahovah, I am sorry but I am not publishing any more of your prolonged comments which are not discussing this article but instead promoting your views.

            Jason Burns · August 9, 2015 at 11:59

            Hi to admin. Love your clear/concise/sensible/fair replies. as for Elijahovah…well…the clue is in the name. Why do people ( especially,it seems to me,YOUNG people) seek the end of the world? Have you heard of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE? A psychological condition which explains a lot of what is going on here.

            NotYourFriend · August 12, 2015 at 16:06

            Just like how you’re promoting your views and beliefs on the subject matter right? Where are your link sources as well? I don’t see any on this article except for maybe the comments. Don’t give me that nonsense either about, “Well, NASA says-”

            (Edited for language- ADMIN)

              admin · August 12, 2015 at 21:33

              Dear NotYourFriend, there is no asteroid heading to collide with the Earth in September. There is no site I can link to with a list of things that aren’t going to happen!

              nick · August 27, 2015 at 11:58

              Dear NotYourFriend,

              Let me introduce you to something called Burden of Proof. See, the person making the claim (you, or the dear leader Rodriguez) bears the responsibility to provide evidence to back up such claim.

              It is not the responsibility of those denying your claim to provide evidence that their denial is justified. You must offer evidence to provide justifiable reasons to believe such a claim.

              Neither you nor Mr. Rodriguez provided such evidence, therefore, people living in reality must reject your claim along with the billion other unjustified evidence-lacking claims on this planet.

          Jeff · August 22, 2015 at 21:12

          (COMMENT REMOVED – Sorry, but I cannot allow a post purely to insult someone- ADMIN)

Derek Lamar · June 30, 2015 at 16:50

NASA has a site to check. Look for NEO’s Near Earth Objects. Shows everything being watched. The Asteroid in question being 2014ur116 had the orbit calculated properly and is not in line for Earth contact. The wise open minded person puts in a little research.

    admin · July 14, 2015 at 08:35

    Dear Derek, thanks for your comments. Sadly the sort of person who gets distressed (or simply posts on Facebook) about false predictions of doomsday is also the sort of person who doesn’t do any research at all!

    Has Rodriguez specifically identified 2014UR116 as the object he says will hit Earth?

      codybirthday · September 6, 2015 at 16:53

      i agree. these things frighten me. i will always check all the NASA websites, do everything i can to find evidence this is fake. i’m not gonna say “god is real and he would never kill us” because that would be debatable, but in my religion, they say that the rapture is gonna happen, it would be the final judgement day. it would be unlikely for god to tell someone from an island “that contains adulterers and sinners” that they are gonna be judged soon.

    Nikson · August 1, 2015 at 14:56

    Hey I see no asteroid what’s up they fooling us !

    Charles · August 5, 2015 at 20:17

    Is it really happen even know I’m in amarica

      Nikson · August 21, 2015 at 02:15

      This is fake 🙂 I can tell because we have no asteroid coming

    bill · September 3, 2015 at 01:16

    It would take nothing more then a few clicks to hide anything. Are you in space watching things? do you control any telescopes or any data coming from them? if no to either or both, you have zero room to comment.

      admin · September 3, 2015 at 08:43

      Dear Bill, I have a couple of 12 inch Dobsonians available so I’m sure I could image this imaginary asteroid (if it was real). What telescopes are you using to locate it?

      codybirthday · September 6, 2015 at 16:55

      ive researched and so far the people providing the info about the end times have no proof from telescopes either, except for them saying that “god told us”. im a christian myself, and i think it is total bs. but like every human, i will sometimes worry when i am told something including the death of me, and my friends and family

      p.s. what i dont understand is why you guy dont worry about this. you rely on “underground bunkers” and all that melarchy, but in truth that cannot protect anyone from a world-killing asteroid impact. good day

    Educated Millenial · September 8, 2015 at 18:04

    NASA only knows of and tracks roughly 2% of NEOs by their own admission. THAT 2% accounts for around 13,000 objects. Based on these numbers, that leaves 627,000 NEOs unaccounted for. While I’m not “supporting” this theory, one has to admit that there are MANY scenarios that ALL astronomers are unaware of and/or unprepared for.

    On that basis, let’s not (any of us) sit here and act as if we can refute ANY prediction made. That includes you, Mr. All-knowing Admin.

      admin · September 9, 2015 at 10:03

      Dear Educated, thanks for your comments. Without context “627,000 NEOs unaccounted for” sounds as though we might have something to be scared of. By 2011, 93% of the NEAs larger than 1 km across had been discovered with an estimate of 70 left to be found. The 627000 is mostly made of objects to too small to have any major effect on the Earth.

      I’ve never claimed to be “all-knowing”, in fact I’m happy to be corrected if I make a mistake.

lewis moore · June 29, 2015 at 22:05

I’m from England which is in Europe so I care

(Edited for language-ADMIN)

    admin · July 14, 2015 at 08:43

    Dear Lewis, thanks for your comment. I’m sorry my snarky tone about Rev. Rodriguez’s apparent lack of concern for people living outside his continent annoyed you. We are based in Northern Ireland which is also in Europe.

    Update: I have now found out that Rodriguez does actually claim that Spain, Holland and England will be devastated for what he regards as their sinful natures. I have amended the article to reflect this.

      redonlyknotruth · August 4, 2015 at 02:45

      I dont know of comets hitting earth in September, but I do know God dont lie his word stand and all that is going is of his word and it has 2 happen rather we want 2 accept believe wanna know whatever it has 2 happen because of sin the things going on around us its all connected 2 Wat the tru word says will be going on n how it will go but his coming the end as we think or should I say know we dont know the day r hour but signs will be given 4 us 2 look 4 n a Lt of them happened r is happening right b4 our eyes…..love,faith believing accepting n tru repentance n standing by the only 10 laws giving 2 all man is the only way in2 heaven AMEN!!!!!!, THE COMET I DONT KNOW BUT IT CAN

        admin · August 4, 2015 at 07:31

        Dear Redonlyknotruth, thank you for your comments. Please note that we have only the word of people to say this event will happen. Sadly people frequently (unknowingly or not) tell untruths.

          Samit · September 17, 2015 at 15:59

          I agree taht people spread lies often, but I also agree that I think I saw a comet at 11th september when I was in my car. Though I’m not that elder and understand these all matters much but I think it’s better not to scare people.And I obiviously trust in this article and i also believe that no asteoroids are gonna hit us, may Allah bless us.

            Kostagh · September 18, 2015 at 17:58

            If you are a Christian and a believer I will tell you only this, in case you still believe in these false profets of the Apocalipse:
            “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” (Mark 13:32).
            So… Relax. If someone says he knows when the end will come, he is definitely a liar or has fallen under the influence of The Evil One. For, as God tells us in his Holy Book, no one knows WHEN THAT DAY will come.

              MM · September 23, 2015 at 22:32

              Amen!

              Jfreak · September 27, 2015 at 21:24

              You are a teacher and a saint just for quoting the truth of Gods word. Amen

              impact · November 1, 2015 at 12:09

              an asteroid big enough to destroy life only impacts every 100 million years which by that time well probably leave this planet and who knows what.

            inaam shahpal · September 19, 2015 at 14:01

            dear i think their will nothing happen in earth i think this planet appear from east to west with a long tail and all world will see that will be a sign?

              admin · September 21, 2015 at 09:50

              Dear Inaam, and when this does not happen, what will you think then?

          Kostagh · September 18, 2015 at 18:05

          Furthermore, we also HAVE THE WORD OF GOD Who Says :
          Ezekiel 33:11
          “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.”
          Ours is a God of love. Why would he want his children to die? For he does not! He wants us to repent. And in order to do that he wants us to live. So… No, God is not going to kill us.
          That is said, putting aside the mere scientific fact that NO celestial bodies are on a collision course to Earth.

            Ed johns · September 21, 2015 at 09:41

            Why did God at the Time of Moses killl the babies and the children of Pharoe. What Angel of Gods is so dark to kill children not blessed by the blood of the lamb. That Angel still suffers.War is war even in Gods world.

              Chris D · October 21, 2015 at 01:08

              Please don’t be ignorant. Here’s a small list of events that will happen predicated upon the event that happens prior.

              1. A small group of people want to start a country.
              2. They band together and go seek out land.
              3. All the land is taken so they look for the evilest scumbags you can imagine, folks who put children in the molten hands of an idol as sacrifice, for instance.
              4. They take over this land but allow the people to live.
              5. The people revolt, and many who were children at the time seek revenge.
              6. They all band together with that new countries enemies and obliterate new country from existence.

              How do you stop step 6 from coming to pass? Yeah, you already have the answer. God didn’t always proclaim they had to kill all of their enemies, but when he does, and they don’t listen, there are stories in the bible that give details on how it comes back to bite them. God doesn’t shoot rainbows from his eyes to make things happen. He uses science. Math. Music. Knowledge of the future. Michio Kaku said it best. “Math is the mind of God”.

              M H · October 24, 2016 at 11:52

              Pharoah killed the babies not God. God did not make us as robots. We can make choices.
              The midwives chose to risk danger from authorities and hide the babies. So Moses was hidden and became God’s deliverer from tyranny.
              Hidden is an interesting.word in the Bible. Esther another deliverer of her people’s Persian name meant Star. But her Hebrew given name Hadassah meant “hidden”.

            Tim · September 22, 2015 at 18:06

            Sodom and Gommorah were destroyed despite God’s desire for their repentance. I don’t believe someone would know for fact some of the hype predictions found in this article. However, do not diminish God’s wrath by pointing to His love. Too many people speak of His love in an almost weak and crippling manner. On the contrary, His love only strengthens His wrath. Without wrath, how can anyone know His love?

          Alex · September 22, 2015 at 15:45

          Hey panicked earthlings there is nothing to be scarred off!
          No asteroid is going to hit our Earth.
          They are just trying to create fear and panic into your minds.
          They have bigger agendas into their mind, that we cannot even concede yet.
          They want to dominate the world by FEAR and DOMINATION of your most intimate thoughts, spreading Doomsday events every couple of years.
          They are really thrilled by our reactions, and find it as a game, name it Monopoly or anything else that might resemble to it in the benevolent modern ways.
          Who are They?
          Just search the Web and you’ll

            cat · September 23, 2015 at 00:02

            same tbh

            Jenny felix · September 23, 2015 at 23:19

            For some reason thou FEMA has declared September National preparedness month.
            They keep saying prepare “Now” for any kind of disaster . See their video on YouTube.

              admin · September 24, 2015 at 08:50

              Dear Jenny, I don’t see your point. The purpose of the Federal Emergency Management Agency seems to be preparing for disasters, so why do you think this is significant? Don’t the hold one of these National Preparedness Month in September every year?

              Could you research this beyond watching YouTube videos?

          Shelli Barnes · September 23, 2015 at 01:25

          Untruths? You mean lies. Untruths, mistruths, half truths, all must be for the politically correct, overly sensitive crowd 😉 Trying hard to get away from the Politically Correct crowds these days and replacing them with Patriotically Correct crowds.

            admin · September 23, 2015 at 09:07

            Dear Shelli, I am somewhat sympathetic to what you are saying, but it is easier to assume some of these people spreading fearmongering stories are sincere and do not realise that they are retelling untrue stories.

            We cannot go down the “Patriotically Correct” route as it may not travel well to other countries.

        Jason Burns · August 9, 2015 at 11:51

        If God/Jesus does arrive then let us hope he abolishes ‘Text Speak.’ Is it really necessary to write…as you have done…’4 us 2 look 4 n a Lt…’

        Why do people use lazy English?

        Oh…and NO asteroid is going to hit us. Live your life…go to the zoo with the kids. Take them on a picnic. Stop this obsession with the ‘End Times.’

          Mike Gallo · August 13, 2015 at 18:21

          I agree Jason 100%

            joe · August 26, 2015 at 04:17

            if there was a comet it would be in new already i dont believe it and only believe in jesus

              Tom · September 5, 2015 at 14:53

              I think there is something lurking out there. Do you really think the government would tell you of such a dooms day scenario of course not. It would be mass hysteria so when i read of these people that take it from government agencies saying there is not a asteroid that is not to convincing to me.
              You are worng Jow it would not be reproted it would cause mass hysteria. People could not and can not handle news as such as dooms day you see even we dont believe it and there is some oroff it is coming.

          Jesuslovesu · August 22, 2015 at 02:09

          Jason it is your opinion that her (redonlyknotruth) “text speak” is “lazy english”, which seems to be your only concern from the comment she gave. My opinion is that it doesn’t matter how she typed it, did you come to this website just to bring others down? God bless you

          gerhanco · August 26, 2015 at 15:09

          The asteroid is not going to hit us because God said that he will protect us. So I trust in God that he will keep his promise.

            Mark · September 5, 2015 at 02:53

            Jesus said, ” let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” It would make sense that when the judgement day comes, he would be the one to cast a stone to earth. He also said the earth would be cleansed by fire, which also is possible with a meteorite strike.

              admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:19

              Dear Mark, that interpretation sounds rather a stretch.

              Wyatt · September 11, 2015 at 03:24

              Amen!!!!! Mark

              Morgan · September 16, 2015 at 03:54

              But God also said he will come like a thief in the night, meaning no one will see a tragedy coming, and He means NOONE. Now, it’s possible of a tragedy happening, but the end of time, no, no one will know when that will happen

              Arber · September 16, 2015 at 10:37

              No, he never said that. The whole passage where that is mentioned has been found to be an interpolation, i.e. it is a FORGERY and was never to be found in the oldest NT manuscripts.

              Now, think about how many more “verses” are forgeries …

              There is only ONE God, the Creator of the universe, and the Creator of Jesus who was a man SENT by God.

              People have perverted his message and made him God.

            Jamie · September 16, 2015 at 14:49

            When has God ever protected…. He hates this world and he kills us indiscriminately

            He killed 2.5 million people in the China floods in 1931
            He killed 1 million people in 1887 in the Yellow River Flood
            He kills 9 million babies every year, most of whom die in agony with their parents praying by their bedsides

            Just because you found your car keys last week, or your brother recovered from an illness mean nothing in the face of his daily killing sprees

              Concerned · September 20, 2015 at 05:39

              God didn’t go on a killing spree, though we may not understand how He could let it happen, doesn’t make Him hateful. I really do hope and pray that He will touch your heart and that you will experience His true love for us all..

              Issac · September 21, 2015 at 08:43

              Hey listen Jamie GOD loves us unconditionally the reason why that happens is because of us we brought sin into the world and brought corruption such led to death fear and destruction GOD tryed to raise us in the garden of Eden but we ate a fruit GOD told us not to eat it .and that was when sin started which was horrible we brought death upon are self’s not GOD

              jojo · September 24, 2015 at 01:27

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            Issac · September 21, 2015 at 08:50

            Dude GOD will protect us but in revalations he has to rid of the world’s evilness in order for us to live a happy eternal life which means he has to end the world and bring us to a new one

          Lauren · August 30, 2015 at 20:40

          Haha I agree!

          Jesus saves · August 31, 2015 at 15:41

          OF course the grammar police have to have their word in everything.

            Grammar police · September 23, 2015 at 17:09

            I tend to be guilty of being part of the grammar police. However, using good English grammar does give the reader a feeling that the writer is intelligent. And we do need and want input from intelligent people. And using typing shortcuts often gives out the impression of laziness. We all appreciate intelligent communication.

              weemosey · September 24, 2015 at 12:46

              And quite right too! Why are people so lazy?? They must have chosen to learn absolutely nothing at school. Children are taught in primary school AND secondary school how to use grammar properly. And don’t get me started on spelling issues!!!! Grrr….

              M H · October 24, 2016 at 12:05

              Some people are dyslexic. Some are speaking a second language. Some have crappy phones to type on. And I expect some had weaker educations. I agree that good writing and speaking are still worthy goals. But give people a little understanding.

          susie · September 17, 2015 at 11:39

          If there was such an asteroide in which I believe there is. We would be able to see it for our selfs by now seeing we only have one week today till the 24th September. But if there is this massive asteroide then I’m sure the government and nasa would have made plans to blow it up a long time ago before it reached our atmosphere

            admin · September 17, 2015 at 11:51

            Dear Susie, why do you believe this thing exists?

              Issac · September 21, 2015 at 08:06

              Hey is it possible for astroid to blend in with the empty void if space???

              admin · September 21, 2015 at 09:29

              Dear Isaac, I am sorry but I do not understand your question. Asteroids are mainly rock and metal.

              Issac · September 21, 2015 at 08:10

              Also what if it was very small and it has a huge momentum and like a bullet???

              admin · September 21, 2015 at 10:04

              Dear Issac, asteroids and comets orbit the Sun, so there is a limited range of velocities they can have. Basically anything that impacts the Earth will have a speed (with respect to the Earth) of between 11-72km/s. If you go to this website you can play around with different impact parameters.

            Ed johns · September 21, 2015 at 09:52

            today Nasa showed us there asteroid killer its tiny lil rocket with a plasma lazor.And we could have shot down the last two asteroids want to know where they crashed. One is populated Russian Republic and one in China. Making the United states look almost criminal because we fail to warn anyone. The rich stay rich by keeping the masses dumb hungry or on drugs so I know the people would opanic and humans are such scared lil
            rabbbits more would die from knowing a month ahed and choas but learn to be tuff survive and stick close to family you have

            Dirk · June 23, 2016 at 11:58

            Lol nothing happened kys.

          Issac · September 21, 2015 at 08:04

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          Mieke Vermeulen · September 22, 2015 at 12:43

          I think you are a 100%right

        kenneth · August 27, 2015 at 07:37

        Dear redonlyknotruth.

        Have ewe gradiated the eath grade an efen so whin an whar?

        S · August 29, 2015 at 19:08

        Learn to write. No one wants to read your abbreviations.

        Dreamzdeath · September 4, 2015 at 21:21

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        John Emmanuel Joseph · September 6, 2015 at 11:20

        This earth has become a place of sin,the ,weak people,women folk,children etc are butchered by the criminals in the name of religion,may be the almighty has decided to punish the wicked, The solution may be to destroy this planet earth by the almighty.

          admin · September 7, 2015 at 08:40

          Dear John, if this is your sincere religious belief you are entitled to hold it. However there is no known asteroid on an orbit that will cause it to collide with Earth.

            richard · September 8, 2015 at 12:14

            From USA I view this with open eyes and ears and caution. I do believe in God.
            Questions to admin and other experts,
            What do you believe the age of the earth is and man kind. Do you believe in evolution or creation? Do you have a relationship with God?

            Next: I agree the government will not report unless they have to or solid proof is broadcast.

            What are the reasons for shipments of supplies to east coast?
            What are the expert observers documenting?

              admin · September 9, 2015 at 09:47

              Dear Richard, thank you for your questions, I will answer them very briefly as I do not regard them as very relevant to the topic of this article.

              What do you believe the age of the earth is and man kind.

              Numerous lines of evidence suggest that the entire Solar System including Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. Human evolution is not my field but I understand the earliest known fossils of hominins date pack to about 2.8 million years ago.

              Do you believe in evolution or creation?

              It’s not really a question of belief. Evidence shows than life has evolved over time rather than appearing suddenly in its current forms.

              Do you have a relationship with God?

              That’s my business.

              What are the reasons for shipments of supplies to east coast?

              I have no knowledge of this. Please let me know which country you are referring to and supply a source showing that something unusual is happening.

              What are the expert observers documenting?

              I am sorry but I do not know who you are referring to. Can you elaborate on your question?

            Marsha · September 18, 2015 at 10:34

            NASA admits it has no idea where 98 per cent of smaller asteroids and large meteorites are heading at any time.

            Professor Cox is certain there is already an asteroid with Earth’s name on it, so action needs to happen now.

            NASA scientist Jason Kessler, who runs the ‘near Earth” asteroid programme that monitors around 1,400 space rocks within six million miles of us, said: “The likelihood of something hitting us in the future is pretty guaranteed, although we’re not freaking out that there is an imminent threat.”

            Ash · September 22, 2015 at 05:10

            Thats because its not an asteroid, but a comet.

        patrick · September 7, 2015 at 09:56

        god aint real if he is why there so much pain and devostation in the world this man knows what hes talking about that Rodriguez is ovo metaly ill carnt eblive pple belive this rubbish science has been proved to be right what has so called god ever done for any body to belive tell ya what we talk more in october ay lets c if this Rodriguez man says he meant 2016 becuase it didnt happen

          ronald r. glidden · September 8, 2015 at 21:55

          dear Patrick, the reason there is pain and suffering in the world is not because God doesn’t care,its because there is sin in everyone of us like the bible says, we all have choices to make investigate the bible for yourself I challenge you,look seek, knock and may the holy spirit open your eyes to the truth! love ya!

            Wyatt · September 11, 2015 at 03:32

            The reason there is pain and suffering in the world is not because God doesn’t care, its because there is sin in everyone of us like the bible says.

            How do you think Gods not real “look around” you see the birds flying, your alive, he wakes you up every morning, he blesses you with family, and More!!

            GOD IS REAL I PROMISE YOU THAT

          Martie · September 16, 2015 at 11:57

          Oh my! Are you in for a surprise when you die! And die you will – someday. And then you will meet Him…