Two massive space rocks are fast approaching the Earth, warns the latest NASA news. While the American space agency has identified one as a comet, the other has left scientists baffled. The space agency’s comet-hunting NEOWISE mission spotted a comet incoming this week. Dubbed Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE, it will pass 66 million miles (106 million km) from the Earth at its closest approach, reports Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, another mysterious object is set to enter Earth’s orbit in February. It is called 2016 WF9, but NASA still doesn’t know whether the object is an asteroid or a comet. Could it be the Nibiru or Planet X responsible for the annihilation of the planet?
Afterall, NASA has been unable to identify the object. They said the object is quite dark and reflects only a few percent of the light falling on its surface. NASA has described the celestial rock as a cross between an asteroid and a comet. Its body resembles a comet in its reflectivity and orbit, but appears to lack the characteristic dust and gas cloud that defines a comet.
However, the space agency clarified that the object, though unidentified, isn’t a threat. The space agency said the object will approach on February 25 this year, passing at a distance of nearly 32 million miles (51 million kilometers) from the Earth.
“The trajectory of 2016 WF9 is well understood, and the object is not a threat to the Earth for the forseeable future,” says NASA.
Planet Nibiru Theory
The social media and Internet is concerned over a prediction that a mysterious planet will smash into the Earth and destroy all life as we know it.
Author David Meade claims a dark star dubbed Planet X, also known as Niburu, is hurtling towards us. He said it is a part of a star system called Nemesis. It will smash into Earth in October, ending all life on Earth. He further revealed that the elite are building underground safety bunkers interlinked with high speed trains.
He details his theory in his book Planet X-The 2017 Arrival. The recent news of a mysterious object hurling towards the Earth has conspiracy theorists concerned of the upcoming annihilation. NASA, however, says Nibiru is an Internet hoax, and obviously it doesn’t exist.
Stay tuned to TheBitbag for more NASA news and updates on Planet X.