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Asteroid Apocalypse
Daily Beast, by Michio Kaku

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/22/2013 5:15:52 AM

Maybe Chicken Little was right after all. It was an amazing spectacle, a rapid succession of giant asteroids blazing across the sky. First, on February 15, Russia was hit with the biggest asteroid in 100 years. Barely a few hours later, an even bigger one made the closest approach to Earth ever recorded for an asteroid of its size. Then the residents of San Francisco, Cuba, and south Florida looked up and saw meteors streak across the sky, rattling their nerves.It was a historic display of nature’s cosmic firepower, something I never expected to see in my lifetime.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: OkieTom, 2/22/2013 7:30:48 AM     (No. 9190252)

I´m sure global warming / climate change is the reason; it attracts these asteroids...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/22/2013 8:22:05 AM     (No. 9190333)

I guess when the universe revolves around you, everything that happens is new and amazing if you´ve never seen it before. Ignorance of the workings of the universe can lead to just this kind of incredulity and apocalyptic thinking.
Also memory is selective; like when people say "I´ve never seen it this hot (or cold, or wet, or dry) before.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: QRP, 2/22/2013 10:07:52 AM     (No. 9190585)

Planet killers - look on the bright side - it might save social security and we wouldn´t have to repay the national debt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 2/22/2013 11:00:43 AM     (No. 9190727)

RE # 2´s comment: "Ignorance of the workings of the universe" isn´t a phrase I expected to see in a response to an article by Michio Kaku. If you disagree with his position, fine, explain why. Be prepared to defend your position and provide your own background for comparison. Calling a professor of theoretical physics (who happens to be a co-founder of string field theory) "ignorant" sets the bar pretty high for any qualifications we´re likely to see in an online news forum.

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