Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It Came From Outer Space

And Did Not Want Our Women

One year after a meteor sliced through our atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia and exploded, we escaped being hit by yet another really big piece of primordial space rock. This asteroid measured roughly 885 feet wide (nearly the length of three football fields) and raced past us at about 27,000 mph.

The good people at SpaceWeather.com reported on it, and other Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (or, PHA's), giving us all food for thought.

 Click On Scary Graphic To Appreciate It More Fully -- Easy & Fun! (SpaceWeather.com)

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2 comments:

  1. if technologically advanced civilization continues indefinitely, it may in future prevent a mass extinction event - these may seem unlikely events, but remember fechner's point that the greatest miracle is that anything exists at all

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    1. True.

      On a slightly different note, I need your assistance: Working on an art project, which (in the style of an Illuminated manuscript) will by image show Duality -- light/dark, dense/fine; states of energy and consciousness. In the center, a passage in calligraphy -- one that speaks to that very duality.

      Any ideas where that quote should come from?

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