(INTELLIHUB) — NASA admits that on Monday, Mar. 7 (or is it Mar. 5th?) a 100-plus foot wide space rock named 2016 TX68 is expected to graze Earth at a distance of about 19,000 miles at a speed of 34,000 mph around 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
While so called scientists say there is no chance of the object hitting, some think the pass may be too close for comfort after researchers found up to a ten-million mile deviance in the 2016 TX68’s orbit.
NASA says the objects chance of striking the planet is 1-in-250-million.
The time of uncertainty is two days apart (Mar. 5 – 7) as well, raising a major red flag.
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H/T: David Hitch