Asteroid close approach: 2019 OK 'near miss' - ‘MUCH more awareness needed'

Express.co.uk | 8/17/2019 | Tom Fish
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"While it’s not good to have these asteroids sneak up on us, this has to be put context. Asteroids this size hit the Earth perhaps every 1,000 to 10,000 years and usually hit sparsely populated areas. There’s a real risk, but as an astronomer I see climate change as a more significant threat and challenge than 100-metre asteroids."

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