Why is no one talking about the Empire State Building asteroid headed for us?
Here we go again. Different day, different crazy news headline.
But this one is kind of alarming. And crazy in the fact that the media is covering it, but not paying attention to this one sentence-
“POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROID”
According to CBS News, An asteroid that is wider than the tallest building in the world is set to make one of its closest encounters with Earth next week. NASA projects that the asteroid, named 7482 (1994 PC1), will fly by on January 18.
The asteroid is estimated to measure at roughly 1 kilometer, or more than 3,280 feet, across — a size that is more than twice the height of New York’s Empire State Building, which is 1,454 feet from base to antenna, and hundreds of feet more than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which is 2,716.5 feet tall.
“We’re actually not talking, like, global extinction event, but regional devastation on the area that could wipe out a city or even a small state,” she previously stated. “And so it is a real concern. It is a real threat.”
And in case there is an asteroid emergency in the future resembling that of Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up,” NASA is already working on a solution. In November, the agency launched a probe that will crash head-on into a small asteroid next fall as part of a test to see if it’s possible to push a future asteroid off course if it appears as though it’s going to have a catastrophic collision with the planet.
Are we living in a real-life “Don’t Look Up” movie?
The irony is not lost on me that we all survive an over 2-year long plague and then get taken out by an asteroid?
The asteroid will pass through Earth on January 18 at 4:51 p.m. Lookup or don’t. It might just be a cool astronomical event or it could actually take out part of the earth. Who knows. 2022 has started literally with a bang.