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‘Centaurs’ as Potential Impactors

December 29, 2015

An asteroid shaped something like a sweet potato swept by the Earth on December 24, though at a sufficient distance (28 times further away than the Moon) to pose no hazard to our planet. 2003 SD220 was making the first

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Although asteroids from space are a real threat, as the citizens of Chelyabinsk found out a few years ago, mass extinction events are more likely to be caused by centaurs than asteroids.

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