Thursday, 14 May 2015

Asteroid 1999 FN53: The Truth

This is a short post just to correct reports coming out of some media outlets.

The 0.9 km wide 1999 FN53 asteroid is not going to hit us on May 14th. There are no instabilities in its orbit that might send it our way. In fact it will not hit us within the next 8000 years. Its going to miss us by about 7 million miles. Panic over.

Check out the link below from NASA JPL for more details:
http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/1999FN53/1999FN53_planning.html

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