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Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows

The chances of an asteroid hitting earth and destroying a major city --- higher then you might think. SOUNDBITE: ASTRONAUT TOM JONES, PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF SPACE EXPLORERS (ASE), SAYING: "We asked the UN to consider five new measures to protect earth from asteroid strikes." Scientists who monitors nuclear weapons detonations, says they've detected 26 asteroids between 2000 and 2013. One explosion over Russia last year left more than 1,000 people injured by flying glass and debris. Steps can be taken to prevent even more serious injuries say scientists. Number one --- using a $250 million dollar infrared space telescope to detect them. SOUNDBITE: ASTRONAUT TOM JONES, PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF SPACE EXPLORERS (ASE), SAYING: "To put this telescope in space and find the one million dangerous asteroids out there that are big enough to wipe out a city on our planet. That telescope is an essential part of this current warning that we need to ex

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