This is an archive issue of Tumbling Stone. Click here for current issue
A scientific publication by SGF and NEODyS
We wrote in the past few days that the record number of accesses to TS was surely due to 2002EM7, an asteroid that has passed very close to us, raising the media fever even if it did not have a single chance to hit the Earth, and even if it was too small to cause any damage anyway. If the media had checked it with the appropriate source (NEODyS risk page and Sentry Risk page) they could have cooled off their ardour and they could have discovered that, actually, there is an other object, half a mile long (1 Km) that is quite more interesting : it has 1 probability on 9300 to impact in 2049.
Read the articles here, on Tumbling Stone and stay tuned with us!
Nanni Riccobono - Editor of T.S.
about asteroid 2002 CU11
problem with 2002 CU11
|Editor: Nanni Riccobono
Assistant Editor and web design: Livia Giacomini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Collaborators of this issue: Andrea Boattini, Germano D'Abramo, Ettore Perozzi, Jay Tate, Giovanni Valsecchi and Maria Eugenia Sansaturio
|Spaceguard Foundation (SGF) is a private, non profit scientific organization aimed at supporting and co-ordinating NEO researches in the world.|
|NEO Dynamic Site (NEODyS) is a service offered by the University of Pisa (Italy). It provides catalogues, computation of orbits, and projection of the behavior of NEOs in the future, in order to identify possible impacts in advance.|
Images of the heading: courtesy of NASA
Image of asteroid and earth: lagia
Image of comet Ikeya-Zhang: by Larry Koehn