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Fact or Fiction: NASA warning of huge asteroid strike in 2038?

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jul 08, 2024

(KGTV) — A post circulating on social media claims NASA is warning there's a 72% chance an asteroid the size of an airplane will hit Earth on July 12, 2038.

The post has appeared numerous times on X and Facebook.

But the whole thing is fiction.

As reported on Snopes, NASA released a news release in late June saying there are no known significant asteroid threats to Earth in the foreseeable future.

The warning about an asteroid strike in 2038 was part of a hypothetical exercise by NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office.