This morning a previously undiscovered asteroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean and slammed into the water at approximately 6:04 a.m., creating a tidal wave hundreds of feet high. It smashed into Japan earlier this morning and experts expect the monstrous wave to reach California at any moment where it will surely cause indescribable damage.
This disaster didn’t actually happen, but it does describe a cataclysmic event that could end life as we know it and NASA says it’s only a matter of time before a killer asteroid like this one comes calling.
Hundreds of asteroids fly by Earth every day, and although NASA has spent millions of dollars trying to track all the space rocks near our planet, the agency admits it hasn’t found them all.
One previously undiscovered asteroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere February 15, 2013, and exploded in the skies above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk injuring thousands.
Another space rock unknown to astronomers slammed into Australia this week terrifying Queensland residents and causing a magnitude-3.8 earthquake as it struck the Earth, astronomer Dave Reneke told ZME Science.
“The Earth gets hit by 100 tons of meteorite activity every day. While you are and I are driving around doing our shopping, going outside, socializing, we’re getting hit by debris.”
To destroy humanity, one of these flying mountains would need to measure at least 60 miles in diameter, but a space rock even half a mile wide could devastate our planet and kill billions of people.
According to NASA, it’s only a matter of time until a killer asteroid comes calling, but what does the bible say about dangerous space rocks?
In the Bible, the book of Revelations describes the end of the world. Many scholars point to certain references in Revelations about three days of darkness that will precede the final judgment and inflict pain and suffering on mankind, according to Daniel Revelation Bible Studies.
“A huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turns into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ship’s were destroyed.”
Scientists tell us that a large asteroid approaching the Earth would ignite the atmosphere and create huge earthquakes and massive tidal waves that would kill millions. Biblical scholars argue the asteroid strike would produce massive plumes of dust that would blot out the sun for three days sending the world into darkness.
Revelations’ three days of darkness is important because biblical scholars tell us this relatively minor punishment will precede the end of the world and involve some type of cataclysmic disaster. This could involve great earthquakes, an abrupt polar shift, a flip in earth’s magnetic field, a collapse of earth’s magnetic field, or even the arrival of planet X.
NASA scientists agree that it’s only a matter of time before the Earth is struck by a giant asteroid.
Every day, the Earth is bombarded with tons of small particles of space dust and about once a year, an automobile-sized asteroid hits the atmosphere before it burns up in a fiery blaze of glory.
NASA estimates that every 2,000 years a football field sized asteroid strikes the Earth and causes significant damage while every million years or so, a space rock large enough to be called a killer asteroid comes calling.
“We believe anything larger than one to two kilometers (one kilometer is a little more than one-half mile) could have worldwide effects.”
If you’re worried about large asteroid strikes, NASA keeps a daily log of dangerous objects passing near the Earth.
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