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NASA spots asteroid on crash course with Earth – with just hours to go

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strike somewhere in southern Africa, the Indian Ocean, or possibly New Guinea

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Even a couple of hours of notice could greatly reduce the number of casualties in the event of an cosmic prang.

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Are we expecting the populations of these ares to take cover under the nearest table?

As a response plan, and factoring in the speed of the object as described, this all seems a bit woolly.

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