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Tenshu
2010-Nov-09, 11:57 PM
I ask this because recently someone on both Youtube and another space related article mentioned what i'm guessing is this since he said "An Asteroid will crash into Earth that year!"

Any truth to this guy's claim?

LaurelHS
2010-Nov-10, 12:08 AM
What year? And where is this space-related article, please?

djellison
2010-Nov-10, 12:11 AM
NO.

2023 is just it's name ( Asteroid Pallas, for example, is '2' ).

Here : http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?orb=1;sstr=2023 - you can see its orbit - it comes nowhere near the Earth and has no chance of becoming a threat to the Earth now, or in the future. It spends its entire life outside the orbit of Mars.

Asteroid 2010 Chebyshev - similarly - is not impacting the Earth this year - http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?orb=1;sstr=2010

Nor Veteraniya next year - http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?orb=1;sstr=2011

You can see the pattern, I hope.

Tenshu
2010-Nov-10, 12:55 AM
I can see the pattern, and your right this guy was crazy, i just needed to check things out.

HenrikOlsen
2010-Nov-10, 01:39 AM
And naturally we have Asteroid 3142 Kilopi (http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?orb=1;sstr=3142) :)

kamaz
2010-Nov-10, 05:53 PM
And 165347 Philplait (http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=165347 Philplait;orb=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb).