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Will asteroid knock out your phone service?

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 02/10/2013 @ 1:37 pm In U.S.,World | No Comments

(TELEGRAPH) — Scientists have dismissed fears an asteroid due to whizz past the Earth on Friday will ‘destroy London’ – but it could take out vital telecommunications satellites.

Scientists say they are sure there is no chance of the 150ft (45.7m) wide space rock hitting the planet.

But there is a remote possibility that it could collide with one of more than 100 telecommunication and weather satellites in fixed orbits above the Earth.

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