Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Don't make any plans for February 5th 2040...

Armageddon 2040: Nasa identifies new asteroid threat which 'could hit Earth' in 30 years' time - and UN teams are working out how to divert it

Asteroid has 1 in 625 chance of hitting Earth

UN team debating options including nuclear weapons and 'steering' it away with a probe

Scientists will measure rock further in 2013

By Rob Waugh

It is 460ft wide and soaring through space - on a possible collision course with Earth.

Nasa has identified a new asteroid threat to our planet and calculated that it could potentially impact on February 5th 2040.

The 2011 AG5 has already attracted the concern of the UN Action Team on near-Earth objects, which has begun discussing ways to divert it.

The asteroid 2011 AG5 will pass near to Earth in 2040, with a one in 625 chance of hitting our planet, according to scientists...

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