AKA "Apocalypse Not" or "Armageddon Nowhere" or "We're here to kick ass-teroid and chew bubblegum, and we're all out of ass-teroid." The idea of an asteroid or comet coming down and decimating the Earth is certainly a scary one; if you don't think so, ask the dinosaurs. To at least give us a heads up before certain doom, NASA and other agencies do their best to track these otherworldly doombringers. Well, for quite some time, astronomers have been keeping their eye on Apophis. They believed that the 1,000 foot-wide asteroid had a chance (remote, sure, but still a chance nonetheless) of colliding with the planet in 2036. No one Many asked: Would this be the apocalypse people on TV tell you the Mayans predicted? Until now. Sky and Telescope So relax everyone. Of all the many problems and threats facing humanity, and life on this planet in general, "death by asteroid" is not one of them. For now, anyway. It's time to celebrate people. We're going to live - at least, for just a little while longer.