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