NASA Source: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news138.html
Hey guys, this info below is directly off the NASA site and was written back in 2003 about this asteroid. Click the link above to check it out personally, but the odd are 1 in 250,000 that it could hit us. Now that seems far off but understand that NASA has been caught misplacing decimal points before on this asteroid subject and also know NASA tries to inflate the numbers to cause less panic of the public over this subject. So what are the real numbers, probably only 10-20% smaller than 250,000, but this asteroid is 1.2km! The odds are good everything will be just find, but just in case, lets keep our fingers crossed. News inflates the numbers up to 1 in 900,000 but not sure why. SCW
Asteroid 2003 QQ47's Potential Earth Impact in 2014 Ruled OutPaul W. Chodas and Steven R. Chesley
NASA's Near Earth Object Program Office
September 3, 2003
Newly discovered asteroid 2003 QQ47 has received considerable media attention over the last few days because it had a small chance of colliding with the Earth in the year 2014 and was rated a "1" on the Torino impact hazard scale, which goes from 0 to 10. The odds of collision in 2014, as estimated by JPL's Sentry impact monitoring system, peaked at 1 chance in 250,000, a result which was posted on our Impact Risk Page on Saturday, August 30. Impact events at the Torino Scale 1 level certainly merit careful monitoring by astronomers, but these events do not warrant public concern. In fact, each year several newly discovered asteroids reach Torino Scale 1 for a brief period after discovery; 2003 QQ47 is the fourth such case this year.