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Originally posted by markjaxson
He said 6450 meters above the earth so i dont think he was being funny, unless iv read your post wrong.
In 2004 Toutatis is about to make its closest predicted pass yet, scooting a very safe 1.5 million kilometers — four Earth-Moon distances — south of Earth on September 29th. Indeed, after taking planetary perturbations into account, astronomers have determined that this year’s flyby distance is Toutatis’s closest approach at least as far back as 1353 and the closest until at least 2562.
If folks play Chicken Little over EVERY asteroid/comet/meteorite we spot, it's going to make it harder to get out information about real threats.
Originally posted by Byrd
I predict that within 2 months of its having done so, the same pack will find Yet Another Asteroid to yell "DOOMSDAY!!!" about.