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Fraser
2008-Apr-16, 01:30 PM
Hereís a story that supports the value of science fairs. And it also makes one wonder where else NASAís decimal points might be off by a couple of places. One caveat on this news piece, however: as far as I know there hasnít been an official NASA press release on this.Reportedly, a [...]

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Ilya
2008-Apr-16, 01:44 PM
Apophis risk not increased: science fair judges, world media screw up big time (http://cosmos4u.blogspot.com/2008/04/apophis-risk-not-increased-science-fair.html)

Swift
2008-Apr-16, 02:19 PM
You know that only the incorrect initial version of this story will be repeated on GLP and here by newbies for the next 11 years.

ColoRambler
2008-Apr-16, 05:19 PM
This story smelled funny from the start.

Surely even if Apophis took out a geosynch satellite or two, its exact orbital change, and thus the odds of a later collision with Earth, would depend enormously on the momentum change. Geosynchronous satellites don't all have the same mass, after all.