Saturday, October 30, 2010

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid- Asteroid Threat To The Earth

How Afraid Should We Be Really?
Published by The Duchesne

As I type, Scientists and Astronauts are involved in a workshop lasting for 3 days in Germany to contemplate what countries' reactions would be if an asteroid hit earth. The conference is being held to look into plausible scenarios of an asteroid impact on our planet.

Rusty Schweickart, a former Apollo Nine Astronaut reported the threat is not limited to individual countries but is indeed global and everyone should be concerned. He is the head of the European Space Agency's comittee on Near Earth Objects (NEO's).
He was quoted as saying , "What we need to do is bring the world together, recognise that this is a global threat."

Is this happening any time soon? How scared should we be? 

And this is just a water melon!

Okay. I'm probably making light of the situation here. But really, why get all afraid and worked up about it? Maybe if I told you that we can actually do something to prevent asteroids hitting earth you would understand why I am taking it so lightly. So here it goes:
The space technology that we currently have can slightly change an asteroid's orbit that we see heading to earth up to 15-20 years ahead.

You may wonder why then are they holding a workshop meeting regarding impact threat if that's the case? 
Well these meetings are standard; plus planned and prepared as we may be, nothing can be guaranteed. Right?
We never know when a freak of nature can occur. So in the meantime, live and enjoy your life to the fullest because as far as we aware we only have one life. Please make it count as it can be snatched from us at any time without notice. 

To your health, life and happiness. Cheers!

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  1. The look on the guy's face is priceless, ah aha aah

  2. You are so right. There is nothing we can do about acts of nature occurring and with all the technology in the world I'm sure that we would know about it far in advance. If you ask me it is a standard meeting to make them look like they are actively protecting us.

  3. @ Ruth and Anonymous...Thanks for the comments


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