View Full Version : "Killer" Asteroid will Miss

2005-Sep-22, 09:00 AM
SUMMARY: Additional observations from astronomers have decreased the likelihood to virtually zero that Asteroid 2003 QQ47 will strike the Earth in 2014. The asteroid was first discovered on August 24 by the LINEAR observatory and astronomers put its odds at 1 in 909,000 at hitting the Earth, but the additional observations on Monday night extended those odds to 1 in 2.2 million, which is below the background risk of asteroid strikes on any given year. If the 1.3 km asteroid were to strike the Earth, it would cause immense damage on a continental scale... but it won't.

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