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Re: Asteroid Recalculations -Reply



At 12:30 PM 3/14/98 -0500, Brad Darnell wrote:
>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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