Earth is hit by a devastating asteroid capable of destroying all or almost all life on the planet, says a group of scientists and former astronauts. In addition, as reported by The Daily Star it is a hundred percent certainty that it will happen.
This warning comes from the B612 Foundation, and so you do not come to the conclusion that these guys are a group of conspiracy theorists or other whackadoodles, they are real. According to the group's website, their team consists of well-known astronomers, engineers, and other scientific types who know what they're talking about.
"B612 is an organization working to protect the Earth against asteroid impacts and to inform and relay the world – comprehensive decision-making in matters of planetary defense." B612 offers a non-state voice on the risks, options and implications of Asteroid data, while further developing the technical means by which this data is obtained, we are working to interpret asteroid data openly and accessible, and we serve as an informed source for an international community of politicians and scientists who best can help achieve these goals. "
The proclamation of the group is based on a combination of history (hundreds of millions of years) and technology. In essence, the earth has been too often destroyed by asteroid impacts to be counted, and at least once (the KT event) it has come to wipe out all life on earth (this event is the reason we no longer have) Dinosaur
Dinosaur killing asteroid hit Earth exactly in the wrong place https://t.co/DFPyTjbbVJ
– World and Science (@WorldAndScience) April 27, 2018  Technological NASA and other space agencies, both public and private, and countless backyard astronomers have been watching the skies for decades looking for asteroids that are big enough to be worried and on a potential collision course with Earth. NASA claims that they have identified 90 percent of them.
There are two problems with it. First and foremost, it is one thing to identify them, to do something about them. Second, the 10 percent that have not been identified still causes several million doomsday asteroids to float around in space. That's too much, says B612 Foundation President Danica Remy.
"The field of view of the telescopes is very small and the sky is very large."
And if (when) one of these undiscovered asteroids gets past our telescopes, when we see it, it will be too late.
"It could be chosen, but it is more likely that it will not happen and that we would not find out until it hit."
So, what can be done? about that? Not much, really. At least not at this time. At present, Earth's collective asteroid avoidance strategy is "hope it does not happen". But NASA and other space agencies are devising plans to solve the problem … someday. At the moment these plans are exactly that – plans. Nothing is fixed on the spot.
The B612 Foundation, for its part, believes that the best way to neutralize a deadly asteroid is as a "gravity tractor." In essence, it's a spacecraft that uses gravity to pull space rock into another, less dangerous orbit.
The last asteroid asteroid to hit Earth was, according to National Geographic 35 million years ago. Homo Sapiens was created only 200,000 years ago. By the time another Doomsday asteroid hits Earth, we may have evolved as a species into an unrecognizable form or otherwise extinct, or simply left Earth to colonize space. Long story short, we may not even be there to see the next one (and that's probably a good thing).