The asteroid is coming! The asteroid is coming!

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The asteroid is coming! The asteroid is coming!

The fly-by of the large asteroid 1998 QE2 tomorrow at about 5 pm (Eastern) is causing a lot of hype. It is interesting, but hardly the big news event NASA and others want to make it. The scientists will like it because they get another close look at an asteroid. Others are using it to hype up the threat of asteroids, though that threat is not changed in any way by this fly-by.


One comment

  • wodun

    I hope space cadets don’t go the route of AGW alarmists. There is a real threat, and in my opinion greater than AGW fears, but sensationalism can damage any efforts to do anything about threats from asteroids.

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