Yet another ‘space rock’ is about to ‘skim’ the Earth, says NASA.
“NASA Asteroid Tracker: 3 Asteroids, Including 853-Footer, To Skim Earth On Monday” And I think a ‘853-Footer’ is about the size of 172 football pitches.
And to think there are adults who actually believe all this crap?
So why TF does NASA keep on bellyaching about them every bloody day then, when it’s all so routine according to you? As I’ve said, and which you signally fail to understand - it’s a dumbing down ruse by using fake news to interest gullible people (like yourself?), and lots of advertising revenues for the space magazines from which NASA gets a percentage, and the big cheeses in the boardroom share it out amongst themselves. Simple as that.
Justification for their budget. It used to be that people heard about the Space Shuttle doing stuff. Today, NASA seems like a hole where money goes to die so they’re getting their name in the news lest people think we don’t need them.
They aren’t “bellyaching” if anything they are allieviating an fears that one of these boolides is going to strike the earth.
There are frequently a lot of amateur astronomers that will also detect these objects and without solid, official word that they pose no threat the the Aplocalytos will stir up mass hysteria on the internet.
Indeed so - and not only NASA? Most major countries in the world have their own space industry. Actually ‘industry’ is a good word for it, because in the interests of dumbing down, that’s exactly what it has become - a ‘jobs for the boys’ thing?