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Re: Asteroid Recalculations -Reply



Ron Dunbar wrote:

> Don't rest too easy with the figures they are providing either ... if potential
> impact is 30 years away, even a SMALL error in measurement or
> calculation could either mean a 'bullseye' or a total miss ... don't forget
> about orbital perturbations which WILL occur over the next 30 years,
> either.
> 
> Ron   W4FP


On NPR's Science Friday with host Ira Flatow on Friday they were tossing
this topic about and it seems that the original calculations were in
error. The asteroid is now projected to pass to within 600,000 miles of
earth.

Still, a near miss by their standards.

Regards



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