asteroid could be on a collision course with Earth!

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  1. my-success-guru profile image59
    my-success-guruposted 9 years ago

    A newly-discovered asteroid could be on a collision course with Earth, according to scientists.

     
    Dr John Gribben on BBC Radio 4's Today programme (2'48")
    The mile-wide object has the potential to create worldwide devastation if it hits the planet during its closest approach in October 2028.

    Concerned scientists are tracking the rock, known as 1997 XF11, to project its course.

    The Visiting Fellow of Astronomy at Sussex University, England, Dr John Gribben, said: "There is about a one in 1,000 chance that it will hit the Earth. Those are very short odds.

    "It is big enough to cause immense devastation. You are not talking about wiping out a city, you are talking about wiping out a continent."

    Asteroid specialist Jack Hills says the speeding space rock poses a real danger to Earth.


    What do you think will happen???

    1. my-success-guru profile image59
      my-success-guruposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Are you worried???

    2. profile image0
      zampanoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Me thinks that everybody will rush to read his Hub Page.
      he he he

  2. Inspirepub profile image76
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    This is an old story - when it was first reported, back in the 90s, here are the other events which were generally agreed by the bookmaking market to be equally likely:



    As you can see, well worth worrying about.

    Jenny

  3. profile image0
    Useful Knowledgeposted 9 years ago

    Why should we worry aboutit? If it happens there is nothing we can do. We will just wait and see.

    We could all die in 2012---the projected doomsday end of the world.

    I have discovering that worrying about things that are out of my control is not healthy. Besides, you could die in a car accident, or be struck by lightning. Just live for the moment and don't take ANY day for granted.

  4. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 9 years ago

    Or it might rain.

  5. maven101 profile image78
    maven101posted 9 years ago

    Or not...

  6. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 9 years ago

    Sony Pictures has been cranking up their End-of-the-World machine for several months now in order to promote their movie 2012. 
    As far as 1997 XF11 goes the web site for Near Earth Objects has the revised prediction that shows it passing a little less that 600,000 miles from the Earth in 2028.  I think we're good with that one.

  7. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 9 years ago

    It seems we have more to worry about from this giant 'brown star' that is suppose to bring the world to an end on December 21, 2012. After all, if the world ends in 2012, then it won't matter what happens in 2028. smile

    But enough sarcasm.  I am not worried about either one.

  8. jxb7076 profile image85
    jxb7076posted 8 years ago

    I posted this video on another hub and thought it was worth sharing again. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zvCUmeo … -main-area

  9. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 8 years ago

    oh good grief.  i personally don't want to know if another huge plant destroying asteroid is on a collision course with earth.  i mean, seriously, what does it matter cause where you gonna go?!

    1. frogdropping profile image82
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The opposite side of the planet - from the asteroid that is smile

      Or we could just go out. And have an end of the world party.

  10. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 8 years ago

    well for one thing i just realized i said plant not planet.  oooops!  an end of the world party sounds great to me.  I'll bring the tequila, salt and limes.  Any maybe some popcorn balls, cause, i just ain't had any in such a long time and this could be my last chance.   lol

    1. frogdropping profile image82
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't you mean your last dance wink

  11. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 8 years ago

    not at all, for a popcorn ball is not a dance but a treat made with popcorn.  usually you only see them around halloween.  very tasty

  12. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    Here's A Big What If Question...


    http://csharp.com/asteroid.jpg


    What if everyone's calculations are wrong...
    and this is the last thing we see on the T.V. Screen

    Tonight!

  13. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 8 years ago

    well, duh, silly me. i do see what you meant now.  but will be last chance for tasty little popcorn balls and will be a last dance too.  well, maybe not, i may continue to dance among the stars.

  14. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 8 years ago

    well, i guess i better get busy making some popcorn balls then and better be getting to liquor store for my tequila.

  15. frogdropping profile image82
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I won't be dancing. I don't dance. I strut. And throw a few shapes down for good measure. I'm a Hip-Hoppy frog smile

  16. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 8 years ago

    you go frog, go.  strut yer stuff and the street party begins around sundown complete with awesome fireworks display.

    1. frogdropping profile image82
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm going I'm going big_smile

  17. BrianFanslau profile image60
    BrianFanslauposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm I think I might go watch it hit earth if it would. Or I would go hug a girl i was to shy to talk to before smile

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I would probably watch peoples skin melt off their bodies. *shutter*

  18. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Just wondering...

    Was this asteroid coming to anihilate us befor Barack Hussein Obama was elected?

    Hmmmmmmmm

    1. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's probably been on course for the last um...5 million years or so.  Eventually it will get here. lol

  19. maven101 profile image78
    maven101posted 8 years ago

    I'm told it contains " conservitite ", a rare substance known to turn liberals into rational human beings...

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are mistaken; probably confusing with the term "conservatight" which describes a human sphincter which is permanently sealed causing the victim to back up with waste.

 
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