posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:41 PM
Does anyone know about Comet 1950?
(29075) 1950 DA
(29075) 1950 DA is a near-Earth asteroid. It is notable for having the highest known probability of impacting Earth. It has the highest Palermo rating
with a value of 0.17 for a possible collision in the year 2880; Wikipedia
Discovered: February 22, 1950
Absolute magnitude: 17
Asteroid group: Apollo asteroid
Discoverer: Carl A. Wirtanen
Discovery site: Lick Observatory
It won't hit for a very long time but I'm surprised because I didn't know there were Sun orbiting comets. Is there a third Asteroid belt in the
inner Solar System somewhere between Earth and the Sun?