Saturday, December 25, 2004

The End is nigh

[Link]: "The recently rediscovered Near Earth Asteroid 2004 MN4 may represent an impact hazard in 2029. This asteroid has an estimated diameter of 400 meters, and the nominal orbit solution results in a close approach to the Earth at 520,000 Km minimum distance on April 13, 2029. Our current estimate (13:00 CET, December 24, 2004) of the probability of impact is 1 in 60".
Update: probability is now 1 in 45.
another UPDATE: It's going to miss!