David Kirkpatrick

March 8, 2010

Things that make you go “oh, my”

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:54 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — Oh my, indeed.

Dark, dangerous asteroids found lurking near Earth
New Scientist Space, Mar. 5, 2010

NASA‘s WISE mission has spotted 16 formerly hidden near-Earth objects with orbits close to Earth‘s.

WISE is expected to discover as many as 1000 near-Earth objects, but astronomers estimate that the number of unknown objects with masses great enough to cause ground damage in an impact runs into the tens of thousands.
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1 Comment »

  1. And – in the next breath – NASA (speaking of “2012”) – tells us not to worry; that nothing like a rogue planet could possibly be approaching Earth (out of a background of 400 Billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy) without NASA having seen it by now…..

    Comment by The Wiseman — March 8, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

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