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Cosmic Disasters of Near-Earth Objects

Cosmic Disasters
Cosmic Disasters: The likelihood of destruction due to meteors, comets or asteroids hitting the earth.
"What are the odds that an asteroid impact will destroy your being in a given year? Slim -- 1 in 74,817,414, according to data compiled by The Economist." Read More C/Net
"Asteroids with a 1 km (0.62 mi) diameter strike Earth every 500,000 years on average. Large collisions – with 5 km (3 mi) objects – happen approximately once every twenty million years. The last known impact of an object of 10 km (6 mi) or more in diameter was at the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago." Read More Wikiedia
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Observations Program is responsible for finding, tracking, and characterizing near-Earth objects- asteroids and comets whose orbits periodically bring them within approximately 1.3 Astronomical Units (AU) of the Sun.