Posts Tagged ‘asteroid’
Beware! Run and hide! Or perhaps not, since NASA considers 1.1 million miles from earth to be a “very close approach.” Maybe it ill comfort you to know that the agency thinks there is no chance that asteroid 2014 JO25 will actually collide with our blue ball.
If you know someone with a decent amateur telescope, ask to watch the asteroid tonight.
Scientists have just discovered an asteroid which orbits the sun in such a way that it’s never far from Earth, making it a quasi-satellite of our planet. The odd thing is that the space rock has been doing this for about a century, yet has only recently been found.
We can no longer blame a global firestorm accompanying an asteroid for killing off the dinosaurs, yet another example of scientists of one sort or another being wrong. I’m not sure that “colossal bad luck” is much of a scientific explanation.