Monday, February 19, 2007

Asteroid Threat

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An asteroid may come uncomfortably close to Earth in 2036 and the United Nations should assume responsibility for a space mission to deflect it, a group of astronauts, engineers and scientists said on Saturday.
Good to know that there are UN diplomats standing by, ready to negotiate with the asteroid, or, to surrender to it, should it come to that.


PGP said...

Is there any chance that it will be attracted to the SF Bay Area?

Stone said...

I know! Aren't most errant space-bodies primarily composed of ice? Let's heat our planet and atmosphere so we can melt that sucka'!!

Party_of_Odd said...

Here's an appropriate link:

"Current Impact Risks" by JPL.

Marvin said...

Can we send Jimmy Carter to ask it to change course?

lumberjack said...

No, but we should send him to find out what we did to piss it off.