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by David Covucci on October 18, 2013

Ukraine astronomers discovered an asteroid that has the best chance ever of smacking into Earth, rendering the millimeter thin flat-screen TVs we've invented utterly useless. Unless you want to use them as plates or something. Via io9:

If it were to hit us, it would unleash 2,500 megatons of TNT — 50 times greater than the biggest nuclear bomb ever detonated.

NASA confirmed the discovery and now has asteroid TV 135 at the top of the Torino Scale, which ranks an asteroid's likelhood to hit Earth. Unfortunately, even though it's more likely than most, there's still only a 1 in 63,000 chance it hits us. Hey, that's not impossible. So drink up.

[Asteroid image via NASA]
[H/T io9.com]