That was close! NASA says an asteroid will miss Earth by 553,000 miles in 2040

That's close! NASA says an asteroid will miss Earth by 553,000 miles in 2040 | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 22 December 2012 Not only did Earth survive the Mayan doomsday prophecy but now it appears we've dodged an asteroid as well.

Armageddon houses: Brit "preppers" are stockpiling food and weapons in preparation for the end of the world

Inside Britain's Armageddon houses: Meet the 'preppers' who are stockpiling food and weapons because they fear the world will end Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikesThey all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 29 November 2012 The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away – but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than most.