It seems like just last week that we finally found out that the world wouldn’t end on October 21st, as religious fanatic Harold Camping had predicted. Think humankind is safe? Not even remotely. An asteroid that will be passing by us next week, dubbed YU55, will come closer to Earth than the moon’s orbit.
However, according to NASA, there’s no reason to start stocking up on bullets and bottled water.
The asteroid is currently on a very stable path, and is in “no danger” of hitting Earth. NASA went even further to say that we won’t be in danger from YU55 for at least the next hundred years.
So, sorry — again, false alarm on the apocalypse. Check the source link for more detailed info about YU55.