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Author: redbaron7 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1805  
Subject: Re: Close encounters Date: 2/6/2002 4:37 PM
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"What particularly troubles Peiser is that scientists only first spotted 2001 YB5 in early December. What if it had been heading on a collision course?


They're getting better, then! Often these small rocks are only identified after closest approach!


RB
PS: Only just found this board after TMFSelena's post over on Notable Boards. I guess I've haven't spent as much time in astronomy recently, but keep up with a few websites & New Scientist.
(in the past I was on the Committee of the Cambridge University Astro. Soc, and hence have used the oldest telescope in regular use - the Northumberland)
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