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'Planet killer' asteroids pose no threat to Earth
ManuDate: Tuesday, 30-May-2023, 12:27 PM | Message # 1
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'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.

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Full article/read me / source - https://www.livescience.com/space....problem
 
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