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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An asteroid may come uncomfortably close to Earth in 2036 and the United Nations should assume responsibility for a space mission to deflect it, a group of astronauts, engineers and scientists said on Saturday.
Astronomers are monitoring an asteroid named Apophis, which has a 1 in 45,000 chance of striking Earth on April 13, 2036.
Although the odds of an impact by this particular asteroid are low, a recent congressional mandate for NASA to upgrade its tracking of near-Earth asteroids is expected to uncover hundreds, if not thousands of threatening space rocks in the near future, former astronaut Rusty Schweickart said.
Originally posted by MooneyBravo
I just realized somebody else beat me to this. My apologies...
Originally posted by RRconservative
What's the UN going to do?
Pass 18 Resolutions against the Asteriod, then wait for the U.S. to take action?
Hey...wait a second...that's what happened in Iraq.