when fluxlife saw this in the BBC headlines, we didn't believe it. sounds like one of those sci-fi movies with bad acting and a predictable plot. although, i have to admit, i've seen a few of those (not just one - uh, kind of a fan actually - hehe).
then, as i read further, i realized: "these space geeks are serious, holy shiite muslim!" i thought: "we've got an impending asteroid collision here people! this is serious!" as i read further it turns out that the last asteroid landed on earth, not quite a collision. it was a big bad crash for sure, but it's not like i imagined it: with an asteroid big enough to glance off of the earth as it travels through space, thereby taking a piece of the earth with it. no, not like that.
i mean, there's still some concern. they say the next big one could hit in less than 20 years. but, it's not like you have to go hide in a cave right now. even if the next big one hits, there's a good chance it will be in an uninhabited area like the last one. of course, if it turns out that it's heading for your city or town, i've just given you more than ample time to get ready to high tail it out of there should NASA give you a call to evacuate within the next 20 years.
anyway, for you space geeks out there, (or any other interested parties)
here's the link to the article: World 'must tackle space threat'
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