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originally posted by: wildespace
originally posted by: Trillium
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Trillium
That a very big window still open to change
Yes. The window will indeed change.
It will get narrower, not wider. That's the way close approach numbers get. The actual number will be somewhere in between.
That your opinion (Not Proof)
Nope, not just his opinion. From your link:
CNEOS's new prediction for 2013 TX68 is that it will fly by roughly 3 million miles (5 million kilometers) from our planet. There is still a chance that it could pass closer, but certainly no closer than 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometers) above Earth's surface.
The estimates make it clear that it will not impact the Earth, and any uncertainty in the trajectory will indeed gradually place it closer and closer to the nominal (somewhere between the minimal and maximal distance).
originally posted by: Spodeeodee
Apparently it just passed us??!!