Monday, January 07, 2002

BBC News | SCI/TECH | Space rock hurtles past Earth

Quote: "Dr Benny Peiser of Liverpool John Moores University, UK, told BBC News Online: 'The fact that this object was discovered less than a month ago leads to the question of if we would have had enough time to do anything about it had it been on a collision course with us. Of course the answer is no; there is nothing we could have done about it.'"

You would think that with the box-office success of 'Deep Impact' and 'Armageddon', there would be a bigger push for some kind of planetary protection system. At least get some kind of decent program together that gives us some sort of early detection. A month won't cut it. If we had a year, that probably wouldn't be enough time.


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