Looks like Ben Affleck and Liv Taylor will not be reviving their role in Armageddon any time soon. Scientists today announced that an asteroid believed to be headed toward Earth, first discovered in January of 2011, will not hit us. The asteroid, known as 2011 AG5, was believed to become potentially harmful for us in the year 2040. You can read more about this new finding in MSNBC’s article, released yesterday.
This asteroid was first discovered by NASA. The general public is probably not aware that a program exists, called the Near-Earth Object Observation Program, that spends their time researching such potentially catastrophic events. Read about their other observations on their official website.
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