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(The Daily Beast)   Probably good news for doomsdayers, but NASA is shockingly unprepared for a world-ending asteroid   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Asteroid, Meteoroid, Near-Earth object, asteroid surveyors, potentially deadly near-Earth object, space program, then-Russian prime minister, decade of its launch  
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598 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Sep 2022 at 9:02 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-09-27 9:53:53 AM  
5 votes:
I've got a few bottles of good scotch and plenty of porn; so I'm prepared for an extinction level impact.
It also means I'm prepared for Tuesday.
2022-09-27 10:31:36 AM  
3 votes:
I'm woefully unprepared for Zoe Saldana and Allison Brie coming over and demanding sexual satisfaction.

2022-09-27 10:10:16 AM  
2 votes:
Hot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesdae this month.
2022-09-27 3:52:40 PM  
2 votes:

akallen404: You DO know that SpaceX launched DART mission, right?

You DO know that NASA has launched thousands of missions into space without SpaceX, right?  If there had been no SpaceX NASA would have just launched the DART mission by other means.

Don't confuse the rider for the horse.
2022-09-27 9:40:32 AM  
1 vote:
Yet NASA is unsurprisingly better prepared for it than anyone else.

When Musk and Bezos begin diverting asteroids in deep space, let us know.
2022-09-27 9:46:44 AM  
1 vote:
This whole article is predicated on the assumption that there is a way to be prepared, that detecting and destroying/moving a world-ending astroid is possible.

Not that I'm a fatalist, but there are a lot of things in the universe that are completely out of our control and could suddenly end all life on Earth.
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