No, there is no risk of impact of an asteroid on Earth today

The chances of the asteroid “2007 FT3” impacting the Earth are 1 in 11 million, a number so ridiculously low that in practice it is equal to 0.

Sensational websites around the world have published in recent days that a giant asteroid could impact Earth on October 3, 2019, causing a cataclysm on the planet. Although the existence of this asteroid, called “2007 FT3” is real, it is false that there is any danger of impact.


As NASA details in the database of the Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the chances of the asteroid “2007 FT3” impacting the Earth are 0.0000092%, that is, of one in 11 million, a number so ridiculously low that in practice it is equal to 0.


In fact, on the Torino Scale, which classifies the danger of impact on a scale of 0 to 10, 0 being an absolutely zero possibility of impact and 10 being a safe impact that threatens the future of Humanity, the asteroid “2007 FT3 “is classified as 0.


It cannot even be said that the asteroid will “touch” the Earth, since it will pass more than 420,000 km at its closest point (for comparison, the Moon is at an average distance of 384,400 km from our planet). A considerable distance and more than safe

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