Thursday, April 17, 2008

German Math Student says Asteroid Could Hit Earth - NasaSay Boy is Wrong!

According to Yahoo News a German schoolboy spotting a miscalculation by the US space agency, proving the chances of an asteroid hitting the Earth were higher than initially believed. However NASA is adamant and standing by their calculations that the asteroid Apophis has only a 1 in 45,000 chance of impacting the Earth. The German math student had calculated there was a 1 in 450 chance that the Apophis asteroid will collide with Earth which was reported by the German press. Not only is NASA standing by its calculations but is steadfastly stating that the reports that NASA had informed the press that the student's numbers were in fact correct are in fact inaccurate.

NASA's statement was "Contrary to recent press reports, NASA offices involved in near-Earth object research were not contacted and have had no correspondence with a young German student, who claims the Apophis impact probability is far higher than the current estimate,".

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