The discovery of asteroid 2013 TV135 by Ukrainian astronomers generated a little bit of apocalytic buzz, with predictions suggesting a cataclysmic impact with Earth in 2032, however NASA have released an article (titled “Asteroid 2013 TV135 – A Reality Check”) saying that chances of impact is almost nil.
The numbers according to NASA are that chances of impact are around the 1 in 63,000 mark, putting the probability of no impact at 99.998%.
According to Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office, “This is a relatively new discovery,” he states. “With more observations, I fully expect we will be able to significantly reduce, or rule out entirely, any impact probability for the foreseeable future.”
Check out the posted article on IBTimes here for more details.