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Long lost dangerous asteroid rediscovered

Posted on Sunday, 7 October, 2007 | Comment icon 6 comments


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"For more than 40 years, an asteroid believed to be potentially dangerous to Earth has been essentially lost to view."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by veliska27 on 7 October, 2007, 15:24
Wow early Novemeber! I will look for it! I hope the skies are clear that night. I will trust the scientist that it will NOT hit earth!
Comment icon #2 Posted by macddt on 7 October, 2007, 18:06
How did they lose track of it in the first place?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Katana357 on 8 October, 2007, 7:24
The fact that they lost track of it scares me more than anything. Did they notify anyone when this happened. I wonder how many times this happens. Finally it begs the question, if they knew what the comet remnants orbital pattern was why couldn't they locate it again. I have always believed that those scientists that have told us that they know the orbital path of anything that could be considered a near earth object can't possibly be telling us the truth when there are so many things that can effect an objects direction of travel. Remember in the cosmic scheme of things one inch in either dir... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by minkalover168 on 8 October, 2007, 22:55
interseting....i feel safer!!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by macddt on 9 October, 2007, 6:52
I agree with Katana357 and doubt that scientist are doing as much as they can to protect us
Comment icon #6 Posted by minkalover168 on 9 October, 2007, 20:13
wait metor showers in november or october? What day???


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