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Today, Elon Musk is worried about asteroids 

Just add that to the list of things he’s worried about.

Today, Elon Musk is worried about asteroids 
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. [Photo: Flickr user Daniel Oberhaus]
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Elon Musk is worried an asteroid will destroy the Earth. Musk retweeted a tweet with a link to an article that claims NASA is preparing for the “colossal God of Chaos” asteroid, which is scheduled to skim past the Earth in 10 years. Matter of fact, the God of Chaos asteroid will come so close to Earth it may actually fly by under the television satellites flying above us.

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The good news, if you trust Musk, is that though he’s worried about asteroids hitting the Earth and destroying all life on the planet, Musk says he “wouldn’t worry about this particular one.” However, he goes on to say that a big asteroid will eventually hit the Earth and we’ve currently got no defenses for it.

And Musk isn’t wrong: Scientists do think the Earth is overdue for another massive asteroid strike like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. But then again, Musk does have a habit of being worried that a lot of things will destroy Earth including artificial intelligence, robots, and even Google.

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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