Thursday, June 30, 2005

Killer Asteroid

Just been reading the lastest issue of New Scientist and there is an article about a killer asteroid due to pass earth on April 13 2029. When it was first discovered scientists gave it a 1 in 50 chance of hitting the earth. Those are certainly better odds than winning the lottery! Scary odds, but fortunately San Nakji was in ignorant bliss until I read this article today. Fortunately the odds increased as they studied it, so now being hit by lightning is a bigger worry...
I have never watched those meteor movies, Deep Impact or Armageddon, but I know pretty much what they are about. It is kind of weird when Hollywood meets reality in things like this. If the asteroid were to hit, apparently it would most likely hit Asia or Australia. The graphic they have is of it hitting Sydney... sorry Kira's Slave. It is like watching the graphic for a nuclear bomb... Anyway, we are safe this time, but I wonder if it were going to hit the Earth in 2029, whether people here on our planet could get themselves together to do anything about it?

San Nakji for President!

1 comment:

Oricon Ailin said...

Well, as much as I regret saying this, it really is the inevitable. Our planet has many scars caused from objects falling from the heavens. What makes us humans think it can't happen to us in modern times????

I just hope that MAYBE we have a chance of doing something to prevent it. But then again, who knows.