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NASA Asteroid tracker: Asteroid hit 'could wipe out life on Earth again'

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WORLD leaders need to take the threat of an apocalyptic asteroid strike seriously, scientists have warned. A hit on the scale of the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs is unlikely, but smaller “near earth objects” (NEOs) can still wreak havoc, the Asgardia group said.

Jay Tate, a leading Asgardia scientist and director of the privately-funded Space-guard Centre in Wales, said: “NEOs pose a serious, even cataclysmic, threat to human civilisation and action must be taken now to identify levels of risk and develop the technology to protect this and future generations.” 

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