Studies in Planetary Defense and Space Debris
They call it Project Wormwood. Are they expecting Revelation 8 to happen anytime soon?
“And the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. And the first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and there died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, even they that had life; and the third part of the ships was destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell from heaven a great star*, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the waters; and the name of the star* is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.“
*Please note that in the original Greek New Testament text the word ‘star‘ is ‘astēr‘, which is where we got the English word ‘asteroid‘ from. This is indicating that the author of this text is not talking about a star hitting earth, but an asteroid (see also “as it were a great mountain burning with fire” and “burning as a torch” ). If a star would hit this planet, that would for sure be the end of it, but we know, that the story goes on, as the bible tells us so.