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27 January 2007

Update on ABC Online Poll

Update on the poll from ABC on how prepared the public believes we are for an asteroid strike. Here are the latest results from 27 January 2007 (6:40pm EST). Note: Not a scientific survey

According to some scientists, the prospects for another asteroid or meteoroid hitting Earth of a size similar in magnitude to the one that is believed to have killed the dinosaurs are pretty good.

Do you think the planet is prepared for a severe asteroid or meteor strike?

No. I think we're flying blind and taking our chances on this serious threat.

Maybe. Even if we have some defenses, no one knows whether they will work until they're tested.

Yes. Scientists are working to solve the problem, and humankind will figure out a solution.

Total Vote: 2,666


Article: "Another Asteroid Collision With Earth: It's Just a Matter of Time"
Gina Sunseri
Jan. 24, 2007

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