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Asteroids have very little variances from projected paths, so no I am not worried as is the case of most scientists that do this for a living.

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Thats true but the chances of it happening are not impossible James.

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well it was thought they would need to wait until 2013 to rule out completely a collision, and at that point there was only a 1 in 83,000 chance it would strike us. NASA has completely ruled it out now.
http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2012-da14-will-pass-very-close-to-earth-in-2013

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That’s the odds that are posted on space.com, although keep in mind that 65,000,000 yrs ago an asteroid the size of 10 kilometers & exploded with the energy that was equivalent of 100,000,000 atomic bombs & killed almost 90% of life on earth at that time a frightening thought as it will happen again sometime in the future. Although It did contribute to something positive as it fused together rare elements like iridium which can only be found in abundance in space & that are vital to electronic technology like that in your wrist watch or mobile phone & an even bigger impact created the gold fields of South Africa as it brought the gold up from the earth’s crust, so asteroid impacts although catastrophic can be a force for creation as much as destruction. James

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absolutely, I am by no means saying that an asteroid can't hit earth, actually it will absolutely happen again and life will be wiped out and new life will emerge. It just doesn't look like this is the asteroid that will do it.

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Don't believe everything you hear about on government websites as some miss-information is often mistakenly included & asteroids by their very nature are unpredictable beasts in terms of where they wonder it could go away or it could one day hit earth as NASA recently discovered a phenomenon called The key hole approach in which an asteroid or comet that comes close to earth is deflected by gravity into a dangerous orbit on a future date & the other option I was thinking of to deal with these threats is a orbital tactical laser station on the moon using the largest crater as a bowl with reflectors to focus the beam into one giant concentrated Death star like weapon like seen in Star wars. It doesn’t have to be manned as long as it's fully functional and the idea I had was to deflect or vaporize the asteroid or impactor before it hits earth. This may be a pipe dream though as it would cost a lot of money & co operation between multinational space administrations’s to set up. James

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can we get through one end of the world scare before we start the other. Dec 21 2012? Remember?

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I Don't believe in the 2012 conspiracy theories as they are just that & you shouldn’t believe everything you hear from those people all though some of them will be right sometime in the future, so just live your life well & don’t regret anything James.

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Neither do I. I have lived through at least 40 end of the world scares in my life. It is getting old.

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One of these days they will be right. hopefully not in my life-time. James

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when the end of the world finally comes, I doubt anyone will see it coming.

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It'd be nice if it blew up the White House

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I was worried to hear about this asteroid as it's going to come very close to us & the earth’s gravity being the way it is it might pose a risk especially as it's the size of New York city, and if it hits will be a catastrophic event on a global scale. And would be enough to vaporize an entire city and kill millions of people should it hit earth. James

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not much we can do about it, is there?

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In a word No we can't do anything about it as if it impacts with earth we would have little or no warning of the impending doom this would create as it's the size of N.Y.C & should it hit it would be a catastrophic event on a biblical scale, especially as the last time humanity faced a catastrophe on that scale was 75,000 years ago when The Mt Toba super volcano blew up & that left a scar more than 2 miles deep that can be seen from space James.

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I have no problem with that; but there's still not much that the human race can do to prevent it from reaching us

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nasa says no. google sez it might take out a couple of satellites, though

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I could live with that as satilites are replaceable, unlike people or human kind. James

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some day somebody will be right

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That’s very true as the earth plays Russian roulette every day as the earth & Moon oscillates through the inner-most asteroid belt. That’s the stuff left over from the creation of the planets millions of years ago. James

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I dunno how true it is but I hope it happens

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Why do you wan't to die? as if it hits us thats the end of humanity on a global scale not to mention most of life on earth.

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