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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Considering that the US has all but shut down it’s space program and there is no other country even remotely capable of accomplishing anything meaningful regarding an incoming asteroid ... mute point IMHO.
Oh will all be dead from global warming before the meteor hits.
I have to say I feel the same way.
The last time that happened was in 1908. And those events are very, very rare. They only happen once a century or so.
I think you are scaring people to be an alarmist.
Oh.... wait... 100 years...
Waiting for the ACLU to sue claiming that his comments are against the establishment clause of the First Amendment....
Well for one thing my daughter is studying to become an Engineer at NY Poly Tech.
Maybe we can hope for one to hit the city one of your children live in next.
Some believe that the object over Russia was indeed blasted to bits by some sort of munitions.. There are articles on the web discussing extraterrestrial intervention and even a photo of a craft visible in the area at that moment. Interesting stuff.
As the head of a gubberment agency, how dare he advocate such a course of action.
Oh yeah, all of God’s purposes for the one planet in the entire universe he has plans for will get wiped out by an asteroid. If you’re a Christian, you are embarrassed by the human-level fears and silliness.
"Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA"
Couldn’t everyone join hands, form a ring around the Earth, turn on their ObamaFoams and point them towards the sky?
The good news?
It would take care of the 30 million illegal aliens priblem.
GOD THROWS ROCKS
Nahum 1:6 - Who can stand before His indignation, and who can abide in the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire (volcanos), and the ROCKS are thrown down by Him.
Hmmmmm ..?? With another Meteor about to buzz our planet, and several volcanos erupting at the same time, is God sending a shot across America’s bow ..?? or the world in general ..??
It’s the big one comin’ ‘Elizabeth!:)
“Yeah, one more thing. Umm....none of them wanna pay taxes again. Ever.”
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