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astromark
2007-Sep-01, 01:47 PM
During the early evening news tonight the Item regarding astronomers concern regarding the near miss of this asteroid in 2029 might altar its orbital path and bring it to a collision course with Earth some time later...was aired on one of our major networks. They went on to explain the actual miss distance was not of great concern. Its the next few passes that might be altered by that close encounter. Why is this back in the news? Is there new information? lets see it please?
It is not my intention to ramp up this subject, but they. The English scientists interviewed for this news item were talking of collision events of Major destructive force and the need for more funding to better track this and other objects... Is this, or do I see a attempt to justify the cost budget and to ignore the science? Lets give them the budget required to ensure our safety. I am suggesting we might not yet have all the numbers required for a reliable conclusion...?

01101001
2007-Sep-01, 01:55 PM
Apophis.

Mentioned a zillion times (conservatively) in BAUT. Search.

For instance, recently, Charting Apophis (http://www.bautforum.com/questions-answers/63774-charting-apophis.html).

I haven't heard of new information. It seems like the same continuous droning.

Well, Sticks, maybe, just reported a BBC story, but I think that was just one team's effort at getting a little publicity for their Planetary Society competition (http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects/apophis_competition/) entry. I didn't read the article closely, in topic UK plan to track asteroid threat (http://www.bautforum.com/space-exploration/64103-uk-plan-track-asteroid-threat.html).

astromark
2007-Sep-01, 02:01 PM
Yes,. we have sprung them.