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An asteroid was streaking toward Earth. A collision seemed all too possible -

On December 6, 1997, Jim Scotti of the Spacewatch programme at the University of Arizona, in the US, spotted an asteroid. This wasn't entirely unusual. The problem: It appeared the asteroid was on a possible collision course with Earth. Asteroid 1997 ...and more »

Would an asteroid discovered in 1997 hit Earth? Search for answers led to much more - International Business Times, India Edition

How much impact can a celestial body have on mankind? Fears have been expressed that a comet or an asteroid colliding with earth could wipe out life itself. Such was the threat from an asteroid that was discovered on December 6, 1997, by Jim Scotti of ...and more »