Stressing that there is no danger to the planet, the Jeddah Astronomy Society responded to the allegations of a person who appeared in a video clip that spread through social media recently, claiming a major catastrophe or the end of the world, on Friday 30 August 2019, noting that this is not true and that there is no danger on the planet from a comet or an asteroid collision with Earth.
Jeddah Astronomy Society said, through its page on the social networking site; Facebook, that from the scientific point of view based on astronomical observation of the sky, there is no asteroid or a large comet in the course of a collision with Earth in the said date, and the level of threat was not raised on the scale (Torino) or Scale (Palmero), confirming that everything is normal.
“In general, no asteroids or comets have been detected to affect the Earth at any time in the foreseeable future. All known potentially hazardous asteroids have a low chance of less than 0.01% of impact on Earth in 100 years,” Jeddah Astronomy Society’s chairman, Majid Abu-Zahra.
Abu-Zahira pointed out that the sky dome is continuously monitored around the clock through many astronomy observatories scattered around the world, in search of large asteroids that can damage our planet and determine its paths through space for the near future.
Abu-Zahira added that up to this moment there are no real threats known, except for meteorites that are falling continuously, which are harmless, as well as the burning of small asteroids in the atmosphere from time to time.