posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:29 PM
1) "There are a couple of additional interesting points to note about Toutatis. In 1979, the famous alien contactee Billy Meier published a book that
predicted that an asteroid would threaten Earth in this timeframe. Amazingly, Meier predicted that the asteroid would be named 'Toutatis' when it
was discovered. Toutatis was subsequently discovered and named exactly as Meier predicted in 1989, a full 10 years after this prediction was
published! I note that Meier never said Toutatis would necessarily collide with Earth at this time, but that it would 'threaten' Earth."
Whether Billy Meier was a fraud or not he still predicted the meteor.
2)"Hence a possibility of the Toutatis-Earth collision is not excluded but it is completely unpredictable
. To investigate conditions of a
hypothetical collision of a minor planet with the Earth we made the following numerical simulation. Based on the Toutatis' orbit, we deduced such
orbital elements for a fictitious minor planet "Fatum" that a shape of the orbit was very similar to that of Toutatis, but we knew in advance that
"Fatum" would certainly collide with the Earth in September 2004 and we calculated values of the impact parameters. "