[extropy-chat] SURVIVAL: When asteroids or comets strike
hal at finney.org
Fri Apr 9 02:31:12 UTC 2004
Mike Lorrey writes:
> THere is some discussion and rumor in the libertarian world that some
> scientists are predicting a major asteroid impact for October of this
> year and are keeping it hushed up because we can't do anything about it
> this late... Anyone have any info?
Sounds like some of the rumors debunked at the Bad Astronomy site,
There was an asteroid discovered in January whose orbit was uncertain and
for a little while it looked like it could hit earth. The story got quite
a bit of publicity and I'd imagine that this rumor is a distorted echo.
The web page also describes a nut case on the Coast to Coast radio show
(formerly hosted by Art Bell) who claims that an object bigger than the
moon is going to crash into Antarctica.
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