At 10:47 EST last night, I was glad to note that I was still alive ;)? After all, the Earth had just survived being struck by an asteroid a minute ago.
It was very comforting to read about the impending collision about five minutes before it happened.? I was even more relieved to find that scientists had predicted the collision way in advance – a full 6 hours before, actually.
The scientists say that they could have predicted the impact even earlier if only the asteroid had been larger.? So it’s really the asteroid’s fault -? It was too small, only about 6 feet wide.? Now, if it had been a mile long, then the scientists could have told you a few days in advance.
Or maybe they wouldn’t bother anyway.? After all,? we know what happened to the dinosaurs.? (They didn’t have enough time to sue the scientists 😉 )
As for last night’s asteroid – well, it mostly burned up over Sudan.? There was a fireball, and a few fragments hit the Earth.
I hope one of those fragments hit a Sudanese warlord on the head.