Oh Well, Looks Like Rage Probably Ain't Happening

Oh don't worry, id's latest and greatest is still scheduled to come out next week; it's premise just got a little bit weaker, as NASA reveals there are fewer apocalypse-causing asteroids rocketing through space than we once thought.

In Rage our lovely little planet is laid waste by the 2029 Apophis meteorite strike. Luckily humanity had enough warning to build a series of arks, collecting the best, brightest and most militarily proficient and sealing them in for freshness. The not-so-best-and-brightest are left behind to evolve into horrific mutants, an epic fail for the post-apocalyptic planning committee.

Luckily for future us, the latest data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope indicates that we're already tracking 93 per cent of near-Earth asteroids 3300 feet and larger, leaving only 70 out of 981 unaccounted for. Now that's a relief.

"The risk of a really large asteroid impacting the Earth before we could find and warn of it has been substantially reduced," said Tim Spahr, the director of the Minor Planet centre at the Harvard-Smithsonian centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Of course "substantially reduced" doesn't equal won't happen, and warning of it doesn't mean we can do anything about it.

Other than building a series of underground arks, of course.

Little threat to Earth from big asteroid: NASA [Breitbart]


Comments

    So they're tracking 93 percent of the ONES THEY KNOW ABOUT.

    :-P

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