Experts are warning that a huge meteor is rocketing close to Earth with the power of three billion atomic bombs. According to to the report, 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. READ MORE