In case you haven't heard, an asteroid is heading for Earth.
It's going to hit in 2032 and destroy us all. Like this.
Before turning the Earth into a flaming fireball.
Or at least, that's what some people are saying.
"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."
According to Don Yeomans at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., the probability that the asteroid will not hit Earth is 99.998%.
It passed Earth once already in September at a distance of 6.7 million kilometres.
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.