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Scientists Revise Odds of Asteroid Impact

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Posted By Magikman on Friday, November 22 2002

Subject: Scientists Revise Odds of Asteroid Impact

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have revised estimates of the frequency of small asteroids colliding with the Earth, saying a hazardous impact would occur on average every 1,000 years and not 200 to 300 as previously thought.

If a massive near-Earth object measuring more than a half-mile in diameter slammed into the planet it would cause global devastation, but scientists estimate an event of that size would only occur about every 700,000 years.

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