As many of you already know how much I am fascinated by mysterious science I found this very interesting.
An asteroid the size of a tour bus zipped by Earth on (June 27) in a flyby so close that the space rock was nearer to the planet than some satellites, giving skywatchers and astronomers a tantalizing target for photos.
The space rock, called asteroid 2011 MD, reached its closest point to Earth just after 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT), when it crept within 7,500 miles (12,000 km) of Earth before whipping away again like a slingshot.
The asteroid was flying over the southern Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Antarctica, at the time of its closest approach.
What makes it so scary, our government did not see it until it was well within our gravitational field. If it was something that could have caused severe damage, we would not have had time to warn any of the citizens.
So here is my question, should we stop wasting money in various overseas conflicts and focus it here at home on various needs for our citizens?
If you could be warned of a dangerous asteroid but could not do anything about it, would you want to know
Would you want to know?
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