Who’s next? _________

https://maas.museum/observations/2010/09/18/near-earth-objects-neos-by-lauren-the-work-experience-kid/

Perspective: Having coffee in your kitchen one morning and you sense something is not quite right. The next instant you are no more. Some asteroids are too fast to detect early. “On March 23, 1989 an asteroid passed within earths orbit only 400,000 km away. This asteroid is presumed to be larger than an aircraft carrier with kinetic energy over 50,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima nuclear bomb explosion. This asteroid was only detected six hours after it passed through our orbit, and would it have collided, millions of people would have died instantaneously. Although it was a very fortunate near miss, it is because of this asteroid (named 1989FC) that the threat of asteroids and comets was finally brought into the political arena.”

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… and by heart disease: 610,000 annual deaths in the U.S.

About Steve Link

In Namibia with the U.S. Peace Corps July 2014 - July 2016. View all posts by Steve Link

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