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Oct 8, 2009 5:31 PM by Associated Press

Don't worry - asteroid not a threat

Earth can breathe a sigh of relief.

NASA has lowered the odds of an 885-foot asteroid striking the planet in 2036.

Scientists originally said there was a 1-in-45,000 chance that the asteroid (Apophis) could hit the planet on April 13, 2036. But after further analysis using some new images, they have now downgraded that threat to a 1-in-250,000 chance.

A NASA astronomer says, "It wasn't anything to worry about before. Now it's even less so."


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