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Asteroid Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:52 AM

Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth


www.nasa.gov said:

NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office
April 2, 2014

Recent observations have removed from NASA's asteroid impact hazard list the near-Earth object (NEO) known to pose the most significant risk of Earth impact over the next 100 years.

2007 VK184, an asteroid estimated to be roughly 130 meters in size, has been on NASA's Impact Risk Page maintained by the NEO Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for several years, with an estimated 1-in-1800 chance of impacting Earth in June 2048. This predicted risk translates to a rating of 1 on the 10-point Torino Impact Hazard Scale. In recent months, 2007 VK184 has been the only known NEO with a non-zero Torino Scale rating.

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