Asteroid danger in 2014 downplayed: BBC

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Astronomers monitoring near-Earth objects are playing down the chances of a newly discovered asteroid hitting Earth in 2014
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3200019.stm
 

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I think downplaying the possiblity until the actual level of threat can be determined, is responsible reporting.
 
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Asteroid Scares: Why They Won't End: Space.com

Kevin Yates could not foresee the global media circus and public anxiety he would fuel last week with a routine Web posting about a potentially dangerous asteroid.
http://space.com/scienceastronomy/asteroid_scares_030909.html [Broken]
 
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why are people so scared of the world being destroyed by some outside force??? they don't like competition???
 

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