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    Giant asteroid heading for Earth

    By 29 July 2010

    Boffins believe that Earth could be hit by a gigantic asteroid on 24 September 2182. The 612-yard wide rock, snappily dubbed "1999 RQ36" has a one-in-a-thousand chance of colliding with the planet; higher odds than similar 'roids in the past. María Eugenia...