The space rock, known as the nondescript 2007 WD5, was discovered in late November by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona.I expect Dennis Kucinich to announce plans any day now for how we're going to deal with all those Martian refugees.
Based on the latest information available, scientists said last week there was a 1-in-75 chance the asteroid could hit Mars on Jan. 30.
The odds were increased to 1-in-25 this week after a Ph.D. student pored through the archives and plotted the asteroid's motions before its official discovery.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Martians have one month to evacuate Mars
The odds of a football field-sized asteroid of hitting Mars on January 30th has just been raised to 1 in 25.