Skip to comments.Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.
That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday.
An asteroid estimated to be have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than 1,500 people were injured.
Later that day, a larger, unrelated asteroid discovered last year passed about 17,200 miles from Earth, closer than the network of television and weather satellites that ring the planet.
The events "serve as evidence that we live in an active solar system with potentially hazardous objects passing through our neighborhood with surprising frequency," said Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat.
"We were fortunate that the events of last month were simply an interesting coincidence rather than a catastrophe," said Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, who called the hearing to learn what is being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet.
NASA has found and is tracking about 95 percent of the largest objects flying near Earth, those that are .62 miles or larger in diameter.
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i would pray it would hit dc.
If there was a cataclysmic asteroid headed to earth, I would probably drive towards the destination. I wouldn’t want to be around when it hit.
I’m tempted to pray that a large asteroid IS headed for earth.
“Look on the bright side - we’ll all have schools named after us.”
I would pray it would hit Mecca.
It appears Yahoo!News was shocked that a DemocRAT could say something that is even semi-intelligent. LOL! Otherwise, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson would have been enough.
- NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.
If you’re not so keen on prayer, please fully fund all my projects NASA chief Charles Bolden added.
NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.Obama sure picked the right guy for that job, eh? What a useless waste of protoplasm.
Put up the “Neutron flux density shield”. —it will protect us.
If it were aimed for a liberal crap hole like NYC or San Francisco, what would be the down side?
I’m sure some in the EU are hoping for Brussels. ;-)
Nah, there’s nothing anybody could do. We don’t have the technology to handle anything that could come from space.
Really! What could we do to protect ourselves (put up big nets to catch the Asteroid?)? Alas, nothing. Recovery in the aftermath is another matter.
IBT Planet X conspirators.. I haven’t ruled it out yet though.
They blew that part of the budget on Muslim outreach...
I've been telling people for a long time that Space research is as important as the military. People foolishly think “how does blowing money up there help us here?” until a planet-killing or city-killing rock emerges from the depths of space and we lack the capability to do anything about it. With the current state of NASA, there is a good chance we won't even have a warning.
Can someone tell me why NYC is always center of the frikkin’ universe with these progs?
Life's full of trade-offs.
So NASA admits there is a God!
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