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Newly Discovered Asteroid With Possibility Of Earth Impact

 
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Newly Discovered Asteroid With Possibility Of Earth Impact
Newly Discovered Asteroid With Possibility Of Earth Impact

May 3, 2006 8:28 a.m. EST


Andrea Moore - All Headline News Staff Reporter

Pasedena, CA (AHN) - A newly discovered asteroid is now the biggest thing known with a possibility of hitting the Earth in this century and it is also the one that could hit the soonest.
But the odds of impact currently stand at just one in six million, reducing the fear factor somewhat. This latest addition to NASA-JPL's list of potentially hazardous asteroids was discovered April 27, 2006. The earliest of its 165 possible impact dates is just over two years away, on June 21, 2008.

The asteroid, called 2006 HZ51, has an estimated diameter of about 800 metres and is one of the largest objects ever to make the list. An object of that size would cause widespread devastation should it strike the Earth.

HZ51 also has one of the shortest lead-times to a potential impact of any such object yet found, and the shortest of any potential Earth-impactor currently on the list. However, asteroid experts say the orbit calculations so far are based on just over 24 hours of observations, and so are likely to change quickly and should not be seen as a serious concern.
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Re: Newly Discovered Asteroid With Possibility Of Earth Impact
If you moved the 5 left and turned the Z on it's side you'd get H5N1, you do know that don't you?

lmao

We're DOOOOOOMED!

Oh sorry! that one's taken isn't it?

We're Fuuuuuuuuucked!

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