Apocalyptic asteroid with power of 3 billion nukes may be headed for Earth

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It might be time to stock up on emergency supplies and finally invest in that fallout shelter you've been talking about building -- not that it would really do you too much good in this scenario. Experts are saying a huge meteor is rocketing close to Earth with the power of THREE BILLION ATOMIC BOMBS, AHHHHHH.

China's Purple Mountain Laboratory discovered the massive asteroid using Asia's largest telescope, determining the meteor was passing our planet with a range of 18.8 times the distance between the Earth and the moon -- aka, WAY too close for comfort.


The asteroid, named 2009ES, is one of over 1,600 asteroids known as "minor bodies" that are currently heading towards Earth, according to Chinese Academy of Science. But scientists are keeping a close eye on 2009ES as just a minor change in its flight path could have catastrophic consequences for the human race, due to its sheer mass.

Scientists believe an asteroid similar in size was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, so you might as well rest easy tonight knowing that whether it's coming for us or not, there's absolutely nothing you can do.

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  1. 2006年新竹清華大學物理系,發現太陽系內百公尺直徑等級的小行星數量有一千兆個以上!(地球繞日公轉軌道上的此等小行星有兩千萬顆,每天有5萬個此等小行星惊過地球附近!),近半世紀以來地球海岸線上已建了500座核能機組,現在的地球跟以前的地球不一樣了,經不起任何一顆百公尺等級的小行星,撞入地球海洋引發的海嘯,海洋核污染災難!NASA的 離子推進器(ion thruster)飛行器,目前的飛行速度可達每秒40公里,可以追上每秒15公里的來襲小行星,於足夠遠開始,將小行星偏向,推向太陽方向.國際間要互助互愛(不要再弱肉強食,要大愛互助),趕緊互助合作,建立與熟練此項保護技術.
    In 2006, the Department of Physics of Tsinghua University in Hsinchu Taiwan,discovered that there are more than one thousand trillion asteroids in the 100-meter diameter class in our solar system! (There are 20 million such asteroids on Earth's orbit around the sun, and 50,000 of these asteroids are astounding around the Earth every day!) Over the past half century, 500 nuclear power units have been built on the Earth's coastline. The Earth is different from the previous Earth. It can't withstand any asteroid of 100 meters, crashing into the Earth's ocean, and the nuclear pollution disaster! NASA's ion thruster aircraft, currently flying at speeds of up to 40 kilometers per second, can catch up with 15 kilometers per second of incoming asteroids, starting at a far enough distance, deflecting the asteroids and pushing them toward the sun. Internationally, we must help each other and love each other , and quickly cooperate and cooperate with each other to establish and be skilled in this protection technology.

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  2. Hou Jabaotk, the author says " there's absolutely nothing you can do".

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