Wednesday, April 16, 2008

You Don't Need To Be A Rocket Scientist....

Schoolboy corrects Nasa calculations.
The schoolboy used telescopic findings from the Institute of Astrophysics, in Potsdam, to calculate there was a one in 450 chance that the Apophis asteroid would collide with Earth.

Nasa had previously estimated that the chances were one in 45,000, but told its sister organisation, the European Space Agency (ESA), that the teenager's findings showed the correct calculations.
What's a few orders of magnitude between friends?

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