Saturday, July 01, 2006

Asteroid Avoids Planet Earth

Asteroid 2004 XP14, will sweep within 270,000 miles (433,000km) of the planet - only slightly further away than the moon, and should be visible by telescope from North America and Europe most clearly on Monday. It is estimated at half a mile (800m) wide.

Don Yeomans from Nasa's Near Earth Object Program said: "It's not Earth-threatening."

He then went on to list a series of things which are much more Earth threatening, including:

NASA went on to claim that 2004 XP14 has what it terms "natural space intelligence" - "Any rock in its right mind wouldn't risk coming too close," said Don.

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1 Comments:

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Indigobusiness quoth...

I recently put a couple of these lightbulbs in the recessed fixtures above our hearth.

I'm suddenly feeling so much better about myself.

I'd love to save the planet.

I'm off now, to deal with catastrophic meteors.

 

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