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Asteroid on target for Earth in 2019

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By: Cameron Wilmot from Jul 24, 2002 @ 17:04 CDT

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