An asteroid that has been hurtling towards earth amid fears it could wipe out all life is due to fly past the planet TOMORROW.
Many people around the globe have spent the last week preparing for the ‘asteroid apocalypse’, and this latest rock will reach us tomorrow – but speed right past.
The massive space rock has been closed monitored by scientists at NASA as it has the potential to completely devastate the entire world.
An internet channel, the Slooh telescope, is monitoring the rock’s movements tomorrow and is planning to show its journey live online.
A Slooh spokesman said: “Slooh will be showing live views of Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Icarus, on the day of its closest approach, as it passes within just 5 million miles of Earth.
“Like its namesake, this space rock is getting in trouble for flying too close. Join Slooh for a live show to have a look at this 1 km long asteroid and learn why it’s an important object for astronomers to study and understand.”
Although this asteroid will miss, there have been claims another is due to hit the Earth in Spetember.
An online community of end-of-time bloggers had speculated that the huge asteroid would hit the Earth sometime between September 22-28 and would wipe out civilisation.
Meanwhile biblical theorists were anticipating the asteroid would trigger the Rapture and the start of a seven-year tribulation.
Following widely publicised fears, NASA released a statement aimed at calming people down.
the statement said: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.
“In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”
But regardless of Nasa’s insight, the conspiracy theories are in abundance.
One blogger has even claimed a controversial US military exercise is in fact preparation for the asteroid.
A huge military exercise called Jade Helm soon will take place across multiple US states with 1,200 troops participating – but details of its purpose are scarce.
Now Armageddon conspiracists are linking Jade Helm to their predictions of the asteroid hitting Earth in September.
The blogger on the Whistleblower800 website, which claims to lift the lid on government corruption, suggested Jade Helm was an “insurance policy” in case an asteroid hit and riots broke out.
He wrote: “If we make it to fall, JH will just be a training exercise.
“If not, Jade Helm will have troops in place to put down what is going to be pandemonium and revolution.
“For us, even if we don’t live in the inner cities where the riots are bound to begin, the worst part is that we have been set up to be the opposition.
“The US military will shoot at us, because we will be seen as fools refusing to accept the sacrifices required to save our planet.
“If those of us with the guns don’t wake up to it now, we are setting ourselves up for imprisonment and slaughter.”
In 2011, Christian broadcaster Harold Camping predicted that the world would endon May 21 of that year.
He said that ‘Judgement Day’ would take place on May 21, when Jesus would return to Earth and the “righteous” would be taken up to Heaven.
Camping, who ran Christian broadcast channel Family Radio, was reportedly “flabbergasted” when the world continued as usual on that day.