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Asteroid hurtles towards earth could hit us
Scientists were today warning of a possible asteroid collision with the Earth.

An asteroid around two-thirds of a mile wide (1.2km) could hit the earth on March 21, 2014 and has been classified as "an event meriting careful monitoring" by astronomers.

But they say the probability of the asteroid hitting Earth is just 1 in 909,000 and the risk of impact is likely to decrease as they collect more information.

The newly-discovered asteroid, known as 2003 QQ47, has a mass of around 2,600 million tons (2,600 billion kg).

Its orbit calculations are currently based on just 51 observations during a seven-day period.

Dr Alan Fitzsimmons of Queen's University, Belfast, one of the expert team advising the UK NEO (Near Earth Objects) Information Centre, based in Leicester, said: "The NEO will be observable from Earth for the next two months, and astronomers will continue to track it over this period."

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Interesting, but I heard it was a gigantic meatball....
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I like those odds.
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I like those odds.
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1/909,000=0.000110011%
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I like those odds.
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1/909,000=0.000110011%
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seeing lots of 9s and 1s there

damned
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Will be keeping my eyes on this, thanks for posting. hf
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Cassandra Right AGAIN!

lmaolmaolmao

or Zetas

or any worthless Farck on here.
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I like those odds.
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1/909,000=0.000110011%
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seeing lots of 9s and 1s there

damned
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just figured out that 1/9 is .11111111111 ..I've cracked the code! hiding
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Hey thanks for the pin. cheers
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Re: Asteroid hurtles towards earth could hit us
The newly-discovered asteroid, known as 2003 QQ47, has a mass of around 2,600 million tons (2,600 billion kg).



[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
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lmao
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Thread: After we go through Ison's tral of dust, an asteroid may impact earth
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Re: Asteroid hurtles towards earth could hit us
The newly-discovered asteroid, known as 2003 QQ47, has a mass of around 2,600 million tons (2,600 billion kg).



[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
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lmao
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discovered in 2003.
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nothing gonna happen.
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2003 QQ47 is an asteroid which became briefly notable upon its discovery in late August 2003 when media outlets played up a preliminary report that it had a 1:250,000 chance of colliding with Earth on March 21, 2014.[1]

It was added to the Sentry Risk Table on 30 August 2003.[1] It was removed from the Sentry Risk Table on 14 September 2003.[2]

It is now known that 2003 QQ47 will safely pass 0.1283 AU (19,190,000 km; 11,930,000 mi) from the Earth on 2014-Mar-26.[3][4]


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Well it's not the newly discovered, having the name 2003 QQ47 means it was discovered ten years ago. As far as I know the chance of it hitting Earth was ruled out a few months after discovery.

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Re: Asteroid hurtles towards earth could hit us
The newly-discovered asteroid, known as 2003 QQ47, has a mass of around 2,600 million tons (2,600 billion kg).



[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
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lmao
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discovered in 2003.
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right, so how is it both "newly-discovered" and "discovered in 2003?"
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The way all these meat balls are flying around makes one think there could be a change in the weather coming.Say from partly chemtrailed to brimstone and fire! Cool!
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nothing gonna happen.
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Its a near earth object (NEO) according to NASA and could impact in March next year. There are more surprises for us for which we have put a blindfold.

I assume ISON hype was a distraction.

In may 2014, earth is going to pass directly through the tail of comet 209P Linear (not a sun grazing comet)
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Re: Asteroid hurtles towards earth could hit us
The newly-discovered asteroid, known as 2003 QQ47, has a mass of around 2,600 million tons (2,600 billion kg).



[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: nodoomtoday



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lmao
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discovered in 2003.
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right, so how is it both "newly-discovered" and "discovered in 2003?"
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Its not 'newly' discovered.. lol
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I hope everyone can notice the article from the Daily Mail is not new.

It was posted by the Daily Mail over 10 years ago.
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Re: Asteroid hurtles towards earth could hit us
2003 QQ47 is an asteroid which became briefly notable upon its discovery in late August 2003 when media outlets played up a preliminary report that it had a 1:250,000 chance of colliding with Earth on March 21, 2014.[1]

It was added to the Sentry Risk Table on 30 August 2003.[1] It was removed from the Sentry Risk Table on 14 September 2003.[2]

It is now known that 2003 QQ47 will safely pass 0.1283 AU (19,190,000 km; 11,930,000 mi) from the Earth on 2014-Mar-26.[3][4]


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That data has not been updated since 2003
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I hope everyone can notice the article from the Daily Mail is not new.

It was posted by the Daily Mail over 10 years ago.

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^^^^could be yes.
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Well it's not the newly discovered, having the name 2003 QQ47 means it was discovered ten years ago. As far as I know the chance of it hitting Earth was ruled out a few months after discovery.

K
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trajectory not updated since
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the probability of the asteroid hitting Earth is just 1 in 909,000
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the probability of the asteroid hitting Earth is just 1 in 909,000
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dated 2003. not updated since
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Re: Asteroid hurtles towards earth could hit us
Well it's not the newly discovered, having the name 2003 QQ47 means it was discovered ten years ago. As far as I know the chance of it hitting Earth was ruled out a few months after discovery.

K
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trajectory not updated since
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OK, I guess they stopped posting impact risk updates online after they removed it from the impact risk page.

[link to neo.jpl.nasa.gov]

also

[link to newton.dm.unipi.it]

shows a minimum possible approach as 0.128 AU

K
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anyone noticed why there has been no update on this asteroid data and trajectory when there is a still slim chance of it hitting us?
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Update:
Once again, the planet can breathe a sigh of relief. After making further observations of asteroid 2003 QQ47, astronomers now say there is no threat from this rock. It has been downgraded to a zero (0) on the Torin scale, which says, "The likelihood of a collision is zero, or well below the chance that a random object of the same size will strike the Earth within the next few decades. This designation also applies to any small object that, in the event of a collision, is unlikely to reach the Earth's surface intact."
While this particular asteroid appears to not be a threat to Earth at this time, the Near Earth Object Program and other agencies continue to monitor space for other threats. After all, it is a big universe, and there are a lot of asteroids and comets out there.

[link to space.about.com]

this link has the same story with this update. doesn't give any credit, nor does it provide the date that it was downgraded to no threat
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Well it's not the newly discovered, having the name 2003 QQ47 means it was discovered ten years ago. As far as I know the chance of it hitting Earth was ruled out a few months after discovery.

K
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trajectory not updated since
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 51455726


OK, I guess they stopped posting impact risk updates online after they removed it from the impact risk page.

[link to neo.jpl.nasa.gov]

also

[link to newton.dm.unipi.it]

shows a minimum possible approach as 0.128 AU

K
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but why when there is still a risk - even if its small
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Update:
Once again, the planet can breathe a sigh of relief. After making further observations of asteroid 2003 QQ47, astronomers now say there is no threat from this rock. It has been downgraded to a zero (0) on the Torin scale, which says, "The likelihood of a collision is zero, or well below the chance that a random object of the same size will strike the Earth within the next few decades. This designation also applies to any small object that, in the event of a collision, is unlikely to reach the Earth's surface intact."
While this particular asteroid appears to not be a threat to Earth at this time, the Near Earth Object Program and other agencies continue to monitor space for other threats. After all, it is a big universe, and there are a lot of asteroids and comets out there.

[link to space.about.com]

this link has the same story with this update. doesn't give any credit, nor does it provide the date that it was downgraded to no threat
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when was this updated?
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I like those odds.
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1/909,000=0.000110011%
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Anyone entering a lottery hopes to win..... and the odds of that happening are a LOT higher





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