These two NEOs have been appearing prominently in the popular news media recently:

What are the actual odds that near Earth asteroids (NEOs) 2000 QW7 (1, 2) and 2010 CO1 (1) will hit the Earth?

If so, which areas are most susceptible?

What are the various scenarios under which these could or could not hit us?

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    $\begingroup$ Could you send some links to what you are referring to? Also, I think this question will be better asked in the Astronomy stack exchange. $\endgroup$ – SCLA Seth Kurkowski Sep 9 '19 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ @SCLASethKurkowski I've made a helpful edit, how does that look? $\endgroup$ – uhoh Sep 10 '19 at 0:16
  • $\begingroup$ Looking forward to Independence Day 2, was a good movie, the live action version should be incredible. $\endgroup$ – Magic Octopus Urn Sep 10 '19 at 14:54

There are no scenarios for either of those asteroids hitting the earth on the next approach. Both have been tracked carefully for years, and the closest approach has been calculated at 0.035428 Astronomical units, or 3.2 million miles (5.3 million km), which is 13 times as far away as the moon orbits the earth. That is close astronomically, but it is a very comfortable distance from a safety point of view.

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  • $\begingroup$ just curious; where did you find 0.035428 AU? $\endgroup$ – uhoh Sep 10 '19 at 10:17
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    $\begingroup$ It's in the second link @uhoh. $\endgroup$ – GdD Sep 10 '19 at 10:20

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