Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Asteroid 2001 AG5 is on the way

According to astronomers at the Mount Lemmon observatory in Arizona, asteroid 2001 AG5 has a 1 in 625 chance of hitting Earth in 2040. At 460ft wide this asteroid could obliterate a city. Further observations will be carried out next year that will help to get a better idea if their really is a risk of this thing hitting us. Fortunately for us 2040 is a long way off so we have plenty of time to deflect it.

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