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Message 1159 - Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 18:32:59 UTC

1 in 75 chance of an asteroid hitting Mars on Jan 30 '08.

Nasa article and The Times' version, and a podcast and transcript from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Wonder if this might prompt some more funding towards NEO research as they only spotted this one in late November. Personally I'd like a little more warning if something is headed this way. :shock:
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Message 1161 - Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 22:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 1159.  

I wonder if the Opportunity rover will be able to get any pics of it as it passes (or crashes) by.
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Message 1589 - Posted: 25 Jan 2008, 11:10:28 UTC

coming up on that event, and another on the 29th, I believe.
We're getting an asteroid flyby about 1.4 x the distance to the moon.

I wonder if we'll see any news on the Mars incident coming up, though.
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Message 1590 - Posted: 25 Jan 2008, 11:59:14 UTC
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The Mars one is going to miss and this one is going to miss us. And the JPL version.
The worrying thing is that both of these were only discovered a few months ago. Maybe these are what has prompted the much awaited funding for Orbit to finally be granted.
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Message 2894 - Posted: 29 Mar 2008, 3:55:35 UTC - in response to Message 1590.  

Any comets scheduled to crash into each other?
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