Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little Possibility Asteroid Hit Earth

photo: dsc.discovery.com

Earth residents can be a little bit relief at least for temporarily. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Wednesday 7 October, 2009 clarified asteroid with size 269,748 meter have little possibility will hit Earth on April 13, 2036. From NASA calculated, in the first time calculated Apophis asteroid have possibility 1:45,000 hit Earth in 2004. This calculation could makes people panic. Whereas, after researchers recalculated and make new analyze of asteroid orbit now the possibility changed become 1:250,000. Astronomy expert in NASA Earth Object Program, Steve Chesley said that new calculated can be done after Apophis known percisely. In 2029 Aphopis position predicted will in 29,451 km above Earth.