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Friday, 15 April 2005

Torino Scale Revised

Torino Scale Revised

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 14 08:34:00 EDT 2005

Torino Scale Revised
Universe Today, April 14, 2005
http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/torino_scale_revised.html?1342005

"Summary - ( Apr 13, 2005 ) Astronomers searching
for potentially destructive Earth-crossing asteroids
have revised the scale they use to communicate the
risk of impact to the public. The Torino scale, which
still goes from 0 (no chance of impact) to 10
(collision
is certain) has the same classifications, but it's
been
rewritten to give the public a better idea of the
risks
associated with different space rocks. Instead of
"meriting concern", lower risk objects now "merit
attention by astronomers", explaining that
astronomers will be making further observations."

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