Brainy Quote of the Day

Friday, July 30, 2010

170 years, 2 months and 27 days slightly off the mark of the Mayan calendar...

...that is, if you BELIEVE in that kind of thing!

That gives us 70 years to procrastinate until we do SOMETHING, if anything.

Thankfully, this blog will be a relic of the past, and you and I, ahem: won't be around.


By Niall Firth, the Daily Mail online

A massive asteroid might crash into Earth in the year 2182, scientists have warned.

The asteroid, called 1999 RQ36, has a 1-in-1,000 chance of actually hitting the Earth at some point before the year 2200, but is most likely to hit us on 24th September 2182.

It was first discovered in 1999 and is more than 1,800 feet across. If an asteroid of this size hit the Earth it would cause widespread devastation and possible mass extinction.

And scientists say that any attempt to try and divert the asteroid will have to take place more than 100 years before it is due to hit to have any chance of success.

Read more at: asteroid 1999 RQ36

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