Monday, July 03, 2006

That would have been some kind of fireworks display!

Early this morning, asteroid 2004 XP14 came within 269,000 miles of the Earth, almost as close Moon does every day. The Earth was in no danger of a collision, but the asteroid is about half a mile wide and would have done some serious damage wherever it hit. It's a good thing it wasn't coming too close though because I just don't know if Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck could have saved the world this time considering all of the trouble the space shuttle launch seems to be having.

1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

Bubba's and my dad could have saved the world. He's an astronaut.