Saturday, December 10, 2005
Yep, they went and named it for the Egyptian Gawd of destruction and sure enough.......
According to the Guardian scientists are looking at the possibility of an impact in 31 years.
This has the potential to be a real GOOD thing actually. It is just far enough out that we can do something about it and this could easily galvanize the public in favor of space settlement.
Note that the odds are one in 5,500 but this is still a fine opportunity for a mitigation mission.
And next time...don't tempt fate...name it Bubbles or Smurfette or Minky Momo or something.