- It's called Apophis. It's 390m wide. And it could hit Earth in 31 years time
- Astronauts push for strategies, spacecraft to prevent calamitous asteroid strike
Of course it's a 1 in 5, 500 chance that it will hit, but those headlines got you to read about it...and the point is that disaster planning has to be perfected in advance just in case, because this would be 100,000 times worse than Hiroshima...and you don't want 'Brownie' style disaster management when/if it hits...
Apophis...the Destroyer, in Egyptian mythology...he used to try to devour the sun god as he rode his chariot across the sky every day...if he succeeded the world would be plunged into darkness..which explains eclipses...then the sun god would have to be rescued by cutting Apophis' belly...and then it all begins again..
The third part of the story about fawlty parts on Boeing planes is up on MoJo's site