Not to alarm you, but we only have 172 years to live, so better ding 80 (soon 85 ) while you still can. Scientists have spotted an asteroid that, if all goes well (er, bad), will smash right into Planet in the year 2182 . There’s a 1-in-1000 chance that the asteroid, called 1999 RQ36, will strike the planet. (The next most likely asteroid has a 1-in-250,000 chance to hit the planet.) They’ve even pinpointed a specific date that this will all go down: September 24, 2181. Barring some sort of scientific breakthrough I’m pretty sure we’ll all be long gone by then, so there’s not an awful lot to worry about.

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Will the asteroid known as 1999 RQ36 destroy all life on the planet, thereby preventing you from dinging 80?