Saturday, December 22, 2007

Asteroid Could Hit Red Planet

An Asteroid with energy equivalent to a 15 megaton nuclear bomb is on its way......Well not towards Earth but towards our Red skinned neighbour, Mars. Scientists claim that the asteroid known as 2007 WD5(And No, WD does not stand for World Destruction) which was discovered in late November has a chance of banging into Mars on January 30th. The asteroid is similar in size to the Tunguska object which smacked right into central Siberia in 1908, annihilating over 60 million trees. If the astroid hits Mars it would probably land near the planet's equator, carving a hole the size of the acclaimed Meteor Crater in Arizona

Source Msnbc

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