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Asteroid Watch I April 12, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Asteroids, Space.

Currently watching JPL NEO site for information on 2004 VD17, Apophis, 2000 SG344. The following was taken directly from http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/#legend.

From JPL-NEO Program Website:

Recently observed objects:

2004 VD17— YEAR: 2102

Potential Impacts: 1

Impact Energy: 1.4e+04*

Est. Diameter: 580 m

Impact probablity: 7.6e-04

Torino Scale: 2 (Yellow)

Palermo Scale: -.25


Objects not recently observed:

99942 Apophis (2004 MN4)— YEAR: 2035-2054

Potential Impacts: 3

Est. Diameter: 320 m

Impact Energy: 8.77e+02*

Impact Probability: 1.7e-04

Torino Scale: 1 (Green)

Palermo Scale: -1.37


2000 SG344— YEAR: 2068-2101

Potential Impacts: 68

Est. Diameter: 40 m

Impact Energy: 1.06e+00*

Impact Probability: 1.8e-03

Torino Scale: 0

Palermo Scale: -3.08

*Measured in megatons of TNT (MT)



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