Fact Check: Is a ‘Dangerous’ Asteroid ‘Seriously’ Heading Toward Earth?

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New York Post: "A large asteroid has been discovered zipping past Earth that astronomers say is dangerous and will return on August 26, 2032."

Russian vice-premier and space researcher Dmitry Rogozin: "A 400-metre asteroid is threatening to blow up the Earth."

NASA: "Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept. 16, when it came within about 4.2 million miles ... NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office states the probability this asteroid could then impact Earth is only one in 63,000 ... that puts the current probability of no impact in 2032 at about 99.998 percent."

Verdict: Probably not!