Monday, July 29, 2013

Short post

This won't make the news, but it did cross my computer screen. They spotted another asteroid. 2003 DZ15 whizzed by Monday night. The closest approach was about 8:30 eastern standard time. Here read the whole article, I'll wait...
Yes, we're getting better at spotting these near earth objects. The 2003 in the name was when we first noticed it. Like the article says, we're safe... this time. More than likely we will be safe the next time it passes us in 2057. Odds are something will hit us sooner or later. The question is what are we going to do about it? Face it, we're living in a cosmic pinball machine. Eventually we're gonna get smacked.
The Chelyabinsk meteor was chump change by comparison. If a meteor the size of DZ15 hit us, it wouldn't be an extinction level event, but it would sure as hell make life tough for us. The herd would definitely be culled. I'm not going all gloom and doom here, but we need to get off our collective butts and do something. And if we're talking about putting our money where our mouth is, then yes, our tax money would be well spent if we came up with a plan to turn an asteroid away from Earth. Better now than before it's too late. Oh, and whatever it is, leave Bruce Willis out of the plan. I just want to say it now:
Called it.


April Goodwin said...

I guess Superman is out too?!?

Will Malone said...

Phasers and photon torpedoes are out as well.