Hey, this kid was smart enough to steal my idea from a BA thread I started way back in 2006. ...about Apophis possibly hitting our man-made satellites...and changing course. Obviously he reads BA.
From this article Mar 15, 2008 about the kid: http://www.physorg.com/news127499715.html
"The schoolboy took into consideration the risk of Apophis running into one or more of the 40,000 satellites orbiting the earth....if the asteroid hits a satellite it will change its trajectory..."
From my thread here in June 2006- 1st post:
...seriously, that's close enough to take out a satellite (or two), and at such a high incoming velocity, alter the asteroid's course..." - Gsquare
Dang kid's been reading my old posts and sending them to NASA.....you never know who's out there listening and learning.
Next time maybe you guys ought listen up ....so there.(razz, razz)
P.S. ( I know there's another article out there of NASA claiming the kid's prediction won't happen.....but I guess we'll just have to see).