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What Would Happen If Asteroid Hits Mars

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posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 03:04 AM
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What Would Happen If Asteroid Hits Mars


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The space rock in question — Asteroid 2007 WD5 — is similar in size to the object that carved Meteor Crater into northern Arizona some 50,000 years ago and is approaching Mars at about 30,000 miles per hour (48,280 kph).

Whether the asteroid will actually hit Mars or not is still uncertain.

Such an impact, researchers said, would prove an awesome blow for planetary science since NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and a flotilla of other spacecraft are already in position to follow up any impact from orbit.

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posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 03:04 AM
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Recent information has slightly reduced the probability of this asteroid hitting Mars from 3.9% to 3.6%. Scientists hope it will hit Mars so they can examine the crater and look for evidence of life or life related molecules.

So I guess we are back to looking for life molecules. I thought we had already identified micro organisms in rocks and diurnal gas cycles that indicated biological life and city structures and faces and.. Oh that's right, NASA can't talk about all of that!

The excitement mounts as Mars might get clobbered on January 30th. Get your telescopes set up and make sure your frig is full for the big event!

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