June 21, 2002

Whatta Hell was Dat?

Whatta Hell was Dat?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An asteroid the size of a soccer field whizzed by Earth at a distance much nearer than the Moon, the biggest such space rock in decades to get this close, scientists said on Thursday.

Asteroid 2002MN was not detected until Monday, three days after its closest approach on June 14, when it got within 75,000 miles of Earth and was traveling at a speed of some 23,000 miles per hour, astronomers said.

Kind of reinforces your confidence in Bushy's missle defense program doesn't it?

As long as THE EVIL ONES shoot missles the size of a soccer field, make that TWO soccer fields, so maybe we can defend BEFORE impact.

Posted by fred1st at June 21, 2002 06:35 AM
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