|Manu||Date: Tuesday, 30-May-2023, 12:27 PM | Message # 1|
|'Planet killer' asteroids pose no threat to Earth for at least 1,000 years — but smaller rocks could still be a problem|
By Stephanie Pappas
The risk of a kilometer-scale asteroid hitting Earth in the next millennium is really low. Phew.
Rest easy: Earth probably won't be creamed by a killer asteroid in the next 1,000 years.
New research accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal and available on the preprint server arXiv.org finds that none of the kilometer-wide (0.6 mile) asteroids that travel near Earth are likely to hit the planet in the next millennium.
"It's good news," Oscar Fuentes-Muñoz from the University of Colorado Boulder, who led the study, told MIT Technology Review.
Full article/read me / source - https://www.livescience.com/space....problem