Death-by-asteroid odds jump

Last updated 11:09 24/04/2014

A group of space explorers say the chance of a city-obliterating asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed. Deborah Gembara reports.

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The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed.

The news comes from a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope.

A global network that listens for nuclear weapons detonations detected 26 asteroids that exploded in Earth's atmosphere from 2000 to 2013, data collected by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation shows.

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