Tuesday, 27 September 2011

November 8, 2011

It is hard to comprehend how precarious our existence is at times.  On November 8th 2011 a 1300-foot-wide  (400 metres) asteroid will pass within 0.85 lunar distances of earth.  There is no cause for alarm - well not for another 100 years anyway (click on the graphic above).

You might also considering freeing up your diary beyond 2028 when another asteroid (153814) 2001 WN5 will pass to within 0.6 lunar distances.

Should this latter asteroid impact the earth, it is anticipated that although mankind will, by necessity, have to return to a hunter gatherer existence, the various heart/diabetes/nutrition NGOs around the world will recommend we hunt only lean meat whilst focusing our foraging skill on wild grains*.

*I might have made this bit up.

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