Monday, December 27, 2004

Friday 13 April, 2029 - Doomsday for Earth?

A new asteroid, named 2004 MN4, is discovered recently and is being closely watched by the astronomers world wide. When it was sighted first, this asteroid was rated at 2 on a 10 point Torino scale and was said to have a probability of 1/300 for an impact with earth. None of the other objects was given a rating above 1 in Torino scale. Recent developments in the data collection of its orbit, raised the warning level from 2 to 4 in Torino scale and the probability of impact is increased to 1/45. The encounter will be on Friday 13 April, 2029. Letz hope it is going to be a close shave and not a deep impact. Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky in the west.!!