Oct 072008
 

Did you feel the Earth move? I didn’t, but space science and NASA’s Near Earth Object surveillance team seem pretty chuffed with themselves. They’re calling this small asteroid strike a ‘prediction’ but I thought a prediction had to have a reasonable lead time in order to qualify as such. The small car sized space rock was only spotted on Monday, 6th October, yet those in the know are claiming a prediction, when the bloody thing was always going to hit the planet’s atmosphere at some point during the following 24 hours anyway!!
Maybe when the big one comes along, we’ll get…..ooooh, say, five days to kiss our collective arses goodbye?