Asteroid 2009 JF1 is not a danger to Earth: NASA has not reported any “next impact”

NASA has not calculated any date for the supposed impact of the asteroid ‘2009 JF1’, nor is it the fifth most destructive for Earth .

Media news is circulating on social networks reporting that an asteroid will collide with Earth , they even point to a NASA statement with the date and time of impact.

The asteroid in question is ‘2009 JF1’ , which does exist and has been detected by Sentry , the system in charge of detecting possible impacts against the Earth .

However, currently, the Palermo scale (which measures the threat of impact against Earth) of the asteroid is -2.58 and despite its position on the list, it does not represent a huge danger to our planet.

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According to the science communicator, Álex Riveiro, “a -2.88 is low enough to be considered as not a cause for concern. Not only that, the possibility of impact, according to NASA’s own tool, is 0.026%.”

The probabilities give a small impact range, but if it were to happen, it would not be a disaster for Earth either, since the asteroid ‘2009 JF1’ has a diameter of 0.013 kilometers… Thirteen meters of space rock does not destroy planets.

Can you destroy the Earth?

According to the science communicator, Álex Riveiro, “a -2.88 is low enough to be considered as not a cause for concern. Not only that, the possibility of impact, according to NASA’s own tool, is 0.026%.”

The probabilities give a small impact range, but if it were to happen, it would not be a disaster for Earth either, since the asteroid ‘2009 JF1’ has a diameter of 0.013 kilometers… Thirteen meters of space rock does not destroy planets.