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Hungry Hungry Asteroid

By Phil Plait | February 11, 2011 7:00 am

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about some news media falsely reporting that the asteroid Apophis might hit the Earth in 2036. In that post I used a picture drawn by a friend of mine, Dan Durda, showing an asteroid with a spacecraft near it:

The asteroid is actually a model Dan built based on Eros, a different near-Earth asteroid, and the spacecraft is a possible design of a gravity tug, an idea for a craft that might be able to tow potentially dangerous rocks into safe orbits.

Anyway, BABloggee Kai Baumbach saw something a little different in that picture. He fixed it up and sent it to me: Read More

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, DeathfromtheSkies!, Humor
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