NASA Hits on a 13-Year-Old

A 13-year-old German boy recalculates the possibility of an asteroid hitting Earth and bthen alerts NASA about it. As the story goes, NASA acknowledges that he was right.

Right?
Wrong.
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NASA already made a press release disputing the boy's calculations and denying that they agreed on his calculations of the 1-in-450 chances of the asteriod Apophis hitting the earth in April 2029 when it approaches earth. But NASA strongly denies any contact or correspondence with the boy and also emphasizes the very low probability (1 in 45,000) of an Earth impact by the asteroid Apophis in 2036.


for other details:
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/apr/HQ_08103_student_asteroid_calculations.html
http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/91346/wednesdays-buzz-you-missed



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