20 Dec 2016 - 1951 words According to the NASA ‘Near Earth Object Program’ asteroid ‘101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)’ has a Cumulative Impact Probability of 3.7e-04, i.e. there is a 1 in 2,700 (0.0370%) chance of Earth impact, but more reassuringly there is a 99.9630% chance the asteroid will miss the Earth completely! But...
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