Rest easy: Earth probably won’t be creamed by a killer asteroid in the next 1,000 years.
New research accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal and available on the preprint server arXiv.org finds that none of the kilometer-wide (0.6 mile) asteroids that travel near Earth are likely to hit the planet in the next millennium.
“It’s good news,” Oscar Fuentes-Muñoz from the University of Colorado Boulder, who led the study, told MIT Technology Review.
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