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Asteroid on target for Earth in 2019

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Cameron Wilmot | Jul 24, 2002 at 5:04 pm CDT (0 mins, 33 secs time to read)

After a heavy night on the alcohol I come home to visit my favourite Australian newspaper which is news.com.au to find a headline suggesting a asteroid is on target for Earth in 2019. Someone send Bruce and the team up in Armageddon style now dammit!

Scientists have calculated there is a risk of asteroid 2002 NT7 hitting earth on February 1, 2019.

If it hit earth, the asteroid would be travelling at 28km a second, enough to wipe out a continent and cause global climatic change.

But astronomers believe observations in the next few days will show it is not on the same trajectory as earth.

More information at News.com.au

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:52 pm CDT

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