Is a meteor going to hit earth in 2012?

  • The earth is struck by space rocks all the time. The year 2012 will be no exception. As regards Apophis (99942 Apophis), it will not strike the earth or the moon upon its return in 2012. Apophis is a large, near-earth object (NEO), and not only will it not hit earth in 2012, it will miss the gravitational keyhole that could cause it to be a threat in 2029 and in 2036 and 2037. But there is no rule or law that says some other big rock won't appear out of the blue (out of the black, actually) and catch our attention. And after we track it for a few weeks or months, we may find earth has a date with it. Then all bets are off.
  • There is no astrological evidence that indicates a meteor will be anywhere near the Earth at that time. There will, however, be one in a decade or so later which will get close enough to the Earth to pass beneath our satellites.
  • Wikipedia has some relevant information, and links are provided, further down this page, under Sources and Related Links.