No, Earth Is Not Going To Be Destroyed By An Asteroid In 2032

(Probably.)

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"With only a week of observations for an orbital period that spans almost four years, its future orbital path is still quite uncertain, but this asteroid could be back in Earth's neighborhood in 2032."

It passed Earth once already in September at a distance of 6.7 million kilometres.

NASA

That's about 17 times the distance to the moon, and just inside the threshold to be classed "potentially hazardous".

Using the information scientists have at the moment, they estimate the asteroid could come back round to Earth again in 2032.

With more observations, I fully expect we will be able to significantly reduce, or rule out entirely, any impact probability for the foreseeable future.