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This blog post on Bad Astronomy explains how the odds of being killed by a meteorite (or asteroid) are much greater than the odds of only being hit by one. The article also describes what might be done to prevent a large asteroid from killing everyone on Earth.
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Keywords: asteroid, impact chances, impact odds, impact probability, meteor strike
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P. Plait, (2008), WWW Document, (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/13/death-by-meteorite/).
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P. Plait, Bad Astronomy: Death by Meteorite, (2008), <http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/13/death-by-meteorite/>.
APA Format
Plait, P. (2010, December 6). Bad Astronomy: Death by Meteorite. Retrieved November 23, 2014, from http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/13/death-by-meteorite/
Chicago Format
Plait, Phil. Bad Astronomy: Death by Meteorite. December 6, 2010. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/13/death-by-meteorite/ (accessed 23 November 2014).
MLA Format
Plait, Phil. Bad Astronomy: Death by Meteorite. 2008. 6 Dec. 2010. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/13/death-by-meteorite/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Phil Plait", Title = {Bad Astronomy: Death by Meteorite}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 November 2014}, Month = {December 6, 2010}, Year = {2008} }
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