Skip to comments.Reviewing Asteroid Day 2018
Posted on 07/20/2018 4:51:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and ESA (European space agency) teamed up to produce a packed Asteroid Day webcast. There were interviews with ESA and ESO scientists. Updates from Europes asteroid hunters and some of the most recent asteroid science results, including the blockbuster news on Oumuamua, the first-ever interplanetary visitor. The programme also included an interview with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano on the challenges of future human missions to asteroids, as well as a surprise segment that answered the age-old question: What really killed off the dinosaurs? More than 1M asteroids have the potential to impact Earth and through all the available telescopes worldwide, we have discovered only about one percent. The 100X Declaration calls for increasing the asteroid discovery rate to 100,000 (or 100x) per year within the next 10 years. The more we learn about asteroid impacts, the clearer it became that the human race has been living on borrowed time, remarked Brian May. Asteroid Day and the 100X Declaration are ways for the public to contribute to an awareness of the Earths vulnerability and the realization that Asteroids hit Earth all the time. Asteroid Day would the vehicle to garner public support to increase our knowledge of when asteroids might strike and how we can protect ourselves.
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I thought this was moon day?
Re, “What killed off the dinosaurs”? easy. Taxes. The predecessor to the Democrats were the Tyrannosaur Rex, which is what the Democrat Party came from. Tyrants tax their people to the point of extinction.
Ergo, dinosaur “Tyrannosaur Democraticus TaxAndSpendus” drained the “swamp” of all the “green” and caused all the dinosaurs to die out, much like their successors after the crime, the DP and Obamasorous tried to do to Healthcare, free enterprise, esp. the energy industry, and the American defense establishment
Tax them more and starve what works. Obama and the Dems learned well from their Tyrannosaurus ancestors.
Ironically, the K-T impact killed off whole taxa.
The puns around here just get crater and crater.
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