You might recall that a few months ago, there was rumblings and rumour that a giant asteroid was due to strike Earth in and around September.
The speculated location of said asteroid strike was somewhere in Puerto Rico, with the fallout and devastation expected to cause millions of death and really ruin the whole of September for everybody.
Thankfully, that's no longer the case as NASA have come out and pretty much debunked the whole asteroid apocalypse with good, factual science.
"There is no scientific basis - not one shred of evidence - that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now."
NASA's range of ground-based and space telescopes tracks comets, asteroids and potential UFOs that come within 30,000,000 miles of Earth and, as they've unequivocally stated, there ain't nothing out there to be worried about.
Not only that, asteroids 2004 BL86 and 2014 YB35 were speculated to come into contact with Earth at some point, however their flybys of Earth in January and March went without incident. Pretty much like NASA called it.
"Again, there is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth," explained Chodas. "In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century."
Well, that's pretty comforting to know. Imagine if something DID, out of nowhere, land on Earth. That Chodas guy is going to have some serious egg on his face.
Well, that and the whole asteroid destroying the Earth thing.