Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Support Your Wayward Asteroid


(from the archives)

In 2002, we learned of an asteroid that had what is referred to as a "cosmic near miss" with the Earth, passing at a distance of only 75,000 miles.

In baseball parlance, that might be comparable to a pitch just missing the outside corner at the knees.

At any rate, cosmic collisions have been shown in all their catacylismic glory in movies like Asteroid and Deep Impact. NASA tracks for celestial bodies with designs on making their mark on our terra firma, and has a rather illuminating list of pending contestants one might liken to the next Kelly Clarkson wannabe on American Idull.

Well, okay: more like William Hung.

At any rate, this hyar isn't meant as just another apocalyptic view of a possible future-ending collision; this seeks to find that silver lining that some folks seek in anything.

Seek forth hyar.

4 Comments:

Blogger Raggedy said...

I am so glad it was a near miss. I saw a good space save the world movie only I can't remember the name of it.

Have a great day!

09 June, 2006 03:35  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

OK, they LOST an asteroid for 50 years and expect us to believe their predictions? HA!

09 June, 2006 05:18  
Blogger Herb said...

YOu aren't worried about losing Barney?

11 June, 2006 07:10  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Herb: Nawp ;)

11 June, 2006 13:06  

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