Asteroid May Hit Mars on January next year

Beware Mars, asteroid is making the way towards you! Scientist discovered that the asteroid has a 1 in 75 chance of slamming into the Red Planet on January 30. The asteroid that was discovered in late November called 2007 WD5. It has the similar size with an object that hit remote central Siberia in 1908.

Steve Chesley, an astronomer with the Near Earth Object Program at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said, "These odds are extremely unusual. We frequently work with really long odds when we track ... threatening asteroids." Scientists expect the odds to diminish again early next month after getting new observations of the asteroid's orbit.

"We know that it's going to fly by Mars and most likely going to miss, but there's a possibility of an impact," he said.

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