If we’re talking about comet impacts, then we must say that the Earth might be living on borrowed time. Naturally, comets are only half the problem, as there are so many asteroids whizzing around the inner solar system as well.
We have decided to have a look and understand how modern society is closer to destruction, and how close we’ll get in another 100 years. Because the answers that are provided in our nifty infographic don’t look too bright.
NASA’s list of potentially hazardous asteroids counts down to 959, for now. We have decided to do a little research on the matter, and what we found out is, well, more than we expected! Here are the last five encounters that proved just how vulnerable we are: