It seems every time we turn around there’s another possible end of the world ending.
This one is guaranteeing that a giant rock will destroy life as we know it on earth.
A group of scientists is not saying if an asteroid will threaten all life on our planet, but rather when.
The group of scientists and astronauts are saying there is an absolute certainty that a giant asteroid that is capable of wiping out all life on Earth will strike someday.
The B612 Foundation is obsessed with the Earth, and its place in our solar system, made up of astronomers, engineers, and many other types of scientists is committed to voicing their predictions of an asteroid impact and options to surviving them.
The B612 Foundation has their hopes on something called “Gravity tractor” that is intended to tug an asteroid off course.
B612 is a non-governmental voice on asteroid data. They hope to advance the technical means of capturing that data including risks, options, and implications.
They hope to make interpretation of asteroid data readily available to all and wants to serve as an information source for an international community and scientists who may be able to make policy changes.
A program within B612, an Asteroid Institute, collaborates with organizations around the world on asteroid related topics such as research, science, and technologies.
The organization is able to do their work through a global community of donors.
Here is some information garnered from Wikipedia about the last extinction caused by an asteroid.
As originally proposed in 1980 by a team of scientists led by Luis Alvarez and Walter Alvarez, it is now generally thought that the K-Pg extinction was caused by the impact of a massive comet or asteroid 10 to 15 km wide, 66 million years ago, which devastated the global environment, mainly through a lingering impact winter which halted photosynthesis in plants and plankton.
The impact hypothesis, also known as the Alvarez hypothesis, was bolstered by the discovery of the 180-kilometre-wide Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1990s, which provided conclusive evidence that the K-Pg boundary clay represented debris from an asteroid impact.