While many are concerned and speak of an asteroid on a collision course with the Earth, I don’t see an “Extinction Level Event” coming as a result of an asteroid during this century. I do see one coming though – approximately 16,000 years from now. However…… I do see a larger than normal asteroid happening in this century. One in or around 2043 or 2045-2046? about the size of a large football. I think it will land on solid ground (not the ocean’s). And one in 2064-2065 about the size of a medium-sized to large beach ball – perhaps up to 2 ft in diameter. I see it landing in the water. (Added 12/12/2006)
The asteroid predicted to arrive around 2036 will pass the Earth and not hit. However, it will be close enough to affect weather patterns and the oceans.