The expert shared a frightening prognosis.
William Cohen, former head of the Pentagon, said that if not today, then tomorrow will fall to Earth asteroid that will mark the beginning of a global catastrophe, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to the news of the world.
Specialist fully agree with the scientists that every few hundred million years on the surface of the planet fall of a giant asteroid.
The last event was 65 million years ago, then suffered the territory of Mexico. The fall of the body has led to the fact that ¾ of all living creatures became extinct.
Not necessarily that the object had a record-breaking dimensions: even a relatively small asteroid with a length of 100-130 meters can be wiped off the face of the Earth the metropolis. According to Cohen, the chance of falling cosmic bodies are incredibly high.