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End of the world coming next week — again

End of the world coming next week — again

Oh, boy. Here we go again. Another prophetic end-of-the-world prediction. However, this time is it not a religious zealot, it is a scientist by the name of Professor Robert Walsh, executive director of research at the University of Central Lancashire.

The big problem I have with his prophecy, beside the fact that no one can predict the end of the world, is that I am unable to locate why he thinks we will be hit by a meteor or asteroid somewhere between September 22 and 28, 2015. Walsh tells several historical facts:

“Earth has experienced very destructive impacts in the past – just ask any dinosaur.

“The Earth-smashing asteroid in that case has been estimated to be around 10km across. So we have to take the threat seriously.”

Also provides a modern day example:

Professor Walsh reminded us that, two years ago, a lorry-sized space rock exploded in the skies above Chelyabinsk, Siberia.

But the closest he comes to why he chose next week is because of a “blood” moon on September 27/28, 2015.

But what does a blood moon have to do with the earth being impacted by a big rock? I have no clue, and Prof Walsh isn’t coughing up his reasoning. So, who knows?

Rest assured, NASA has declared there is no such body on a path headed to earth anywhere in the near future. In fact, nothing of any significant size coming into our danger zone for at least 100 years.

I suppose then, if you have a bucket list, it’s best to get moving. You only have a week, ya know.


References:
Express: BLOOD MOON: Extinction event asteroid threat CANNOT be ruled out claims scientist
Mirror UK: Expert says meteor could wipe out Earth next week despite Nasa’s reassurance that we’re safe
International Business Times (IBT): University of Central Lancashire scientist warns asteroid threat during next week’s blood moon is real
MSN: Expert says meteor could wipe out Earth next week despite Nasa’s claim we’re safe

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