Created by aconlon
Discovered by joint US/Canada scientific team in 2053. At first they weren't even sure it actually existed, but after a few months someone noticed it again, and hypothesized that it had about a 10% chance of impacting Earth. For an object that far away, it seemed impossible to be that certain about it. However, the asteroid was monitored from that point on, and the more it was examined, the higher the chance of impact became. It was almost as if the asteroid was course correcting as it went.
All attempts to divert/destroy the asteroid failed. It is scheduled to reach Earth in March of 2073.