[ExI] (NASA.gov) NASA to chronicle close Earth flyby of asteroid (fwd)

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 16 14:08:39 UTC 2013

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> From: Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se>
> To: extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
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> Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2013 5:50 AM
> Subject: Re: [ExI] (NASA.gov) NASA to chronicle close Earth flyby of asteroid (fwd)
> On 16/02/2013 01:59, Tomasz Rola wrote:
>>  Very unnerving is the realisation that despite whole NEO search, this thing 
> has caught the planet pants down (or I don't know how else to sum this up). 
> Nah, this is a too small impactor to be part of spaceguard and the other NEO 
> programs (their cut-off is around 140 meters). This size will typically be 
> picked up by radar or observations during the final plunge, if they are detected 
> at all. As I argue in my commentary
> http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2013/02/live-from-the-shooting-gallery-what-price-impact-safety/
> looking for them is not a bad idea, but it is not a major way of improving 
> planetary safety.

Coincidences like this make me wonder if Carl Jung might not have been on to something with his ideas of synchronicity. What do you estimate the probability of such a meteor strike on the same day as a close flyby by an "unrelated" NEO is Anders? If you ask me, I would say this is a shot across our bow by Death, destroyer of worlds, to quote the Bhagavad Gita via Oppenheimer.
"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." - William Shakespeare

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