An unseen and unknown asteroid completely surprised the scientists of the world as it just barely missed the earth.
Scientists are describing it as an unseen ‘city-killer asteroid’ that caught them by surprise which was somewhere between 200 to 400 feet wide and traveling fast at about 54,000 miles per hour.
And part of what makes it scary is not only how it was unseen with them not knowing it was coming, but also how close the asteroid came to hitting planet earth our home.
Scientists say that it flew only 45,000 miles from earth and to put that in planetary perspective that’s less than one-fifth the distance to our moon we look upon at night, meaning that this was almost an impact on earth.
Worldwide, scientists in physics and astronomy, are being quoted in the media saying that this was one of the closest approaches to Earth by an asteroid that they know of saying it was extremely, uncomfortably close, and a big deal that has shocked them.
And they are saying this extraterrestrial object was large enough where the impact would have been disastrous that could have leveled an entire city like a nuclear bomb hitting with over 30 times the energy of the atomic blast at Hiroshima.
But this asteroid wasn’t the one that scientists had already been tracking to pass by earth last week. They say this city-killer asteroid was another one that had seemingly appeared from out of nowhere and snuck up on them quickly.
Scientific observers had already been tracking a celestial object that was slated to cross near Earth’s orbit which was an asteroid nearly as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza that was expected to pass the Earth.
And a big deal had been made about that one, how it would pass even closer to earth than the Earth’s Moon; with them saying it would cross Earth’s orbit within 222,164 miles of the surface, while the moon is 238,900 miles away.
Which scientists where saying was a close scrape with Earth in astronomical space terms; as this relatively hefty space rock was making an extremely close flyby of our home world – so close, in fact, that it was passing between Earth and its moon.
But then around the same time, this unseen city-killer asteroid was detected as it streaked past Earth at 54,000 miles an hour and it flew by only 45,000 miles from earth which is very, very close in relative space terms and almost a hit.
However, the scientists only realized what had happened pretty much after it had already flung past us.
And scientists are saying this last-minute detection is yet another sign of how much still remains unknown about objects in space and a sobering reminder of the very real threat asteroids pose to earth.
Alan Duffy, lead scientist of the Royal Institute of Australia for Science, said ‘‘it should worry us all quite frankly; It’s not a Hollywood movie. It is a clear and present danger.’’
And scientists are saying it proves that there are ‘‘still dangerous asteroids out there that we don’t know of’’ that ‘‘can arrive on our doorstep unannounced.’’
The prophecies foretell in Revelation chapter 8 that in the future a burning mountain asteroid with deep impact and a poisonous star name Wormwood, will both strike earth with terrible consequences in the tribulation to come.
And these events happening now are signs how the Biblical prophecies are getting nearer just as these asteroids are more frequent and getting nearer to Earth.
These are signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
Preparing those Biblically born again into the Kingdom of God to be ready to escape all these things that will come to pass, in the wrath of the tribulation of Revelation prophecy that comes upon the world of disobedience, as the born again Church is appointed instead to salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
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