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Astro-Porn of the Day: Asteroid strike!

We got hit by an asteroid earlier this week:

"Discovered on New Year's Eve by a telescope in Arizona, a small asteroid struck Earth somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean - apparently unnoticed - about 25 hours later."

Click the image to see the Sky & Telescope article.

How do we get hit by a frakkin' ASTEROID and not even notice? Makes you feel some hope for the future: Sure, we get whallopped all the time, but we'll make it because it's really unlikely to be an asteroid huge enough to crack the crust or accurate enough to annihilate a city.

Cool! The dinosaurs are still extinct, but we aren't.




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Jan. 4th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
Asteroid, my butt! That is an alien ship, no doubt about it!!! :P :P
Jan. 4th, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC)
That would explain the high-altitude explosion and SILENCE FROM THE AUTHORITIES: THEY SHOT IT DOWN!
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