posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 07:04 PM
Which asteroid in particular? There's a number of them that will pass by us in 2014.
The one that shows up most commonly in these searches is the one that astronomers thought (based on a few observations) might actually hit Earth:
Better data from the LINEAR program (plus followup tracking data by astronomers, observatories, and amateurs) shows that it's not going to come that
close to us:
This hasn't prevented some people from shrieking about it like they shriek about the asteroid Touatis... which also will come "sorta near" but
won't actually hit us.
Yeah. I know. Takes all the fun out of this, doesn't it?