New York Times

NASA Says an Asteroid Will Have a Close Brush With Earth. But Not Until the 2100s

Don’t worry. You’ll long be dead before that has any chance of happening. So will your children. Probably all of your grandchildren, too. At a news conference Wednesday, NASA scientists said there was a 1-in-1,750 chance that an asteroid named Bennu, which is a bit wider than the Empire State Building is tall, could collide with Earth between now and 2300.