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German schoolboy, 13, corrects NASA's asteroid figures: paper

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:33 AM
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German schoolboy, 13, corrects NASA's asteroid figures: paper


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BERLIN (AFP) - A 13-year-old German schoolboy corrected NASA's estimates on the chances of an asteroid colliding with Earth, a German newspaper reported Tuesday, after spotting the boffins had miscalculated.

Nico Marquardt used telescopic findings from the Institute of Astrophysics in Potsdam (AIP) to calculate that there was a 1 in 450 chance that the Apophis asteroid will collide with Earth, the Potsdamer Neuerster Nachrichten reported.
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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:33 AM
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Of course the error is toward more likelyhood of earth impact.

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:39 AM
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Is it just me..or are you also SURPRISED that they make an ERROR..on an orbit for an earth killing asteroid Apohis?
Do you honestly think the admission of error..is only that..or is a POINTER to the future.."we made a mistake" What other "MISTAKES" have they made?
Math whiz kids grab your pencils and start checking



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:53 AM
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I already posted this today please look under my profile.



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 07:42 AM
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Well, some 13 year old German kid just landed himself a job at NASA. Good for him.



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 07:54 AM
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