Walker: So you're saying we're all gonna die then?
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: So are we entering an era of greater risk of collision, or are we just noticing asteroids more?
Myria: The fact that we humans can now fathom Earth being hit by a large asteroid doesn't make it any more or less likely. There hasn't been something like that in millions of years. Humanity has been in its current form for about 40,000 years, with only 212 years of knowing what asteroids are, and no major impacts occurring.
maniacbastard: I've posted this before, but knuckleheads still don't get it.Distance to Earth is completely irrelevant if it has not already passed through the gravitational keyhole for it's orbiatchrist is everyone retarded???Read this.
skozlaw: First of all, I see no hand-wringing in that article. It's a short piece about a close object that present a series of basic and mostly mundane facts.Second, it's 3.5 million kilometers you nub, so it's about 2 million miles.Finally, 2 million miles is relatively close by astronomical standards. Close enough that it is classified as a Near Earth object.
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