Thursday, December 31, 2009

Everything I Know I Learned From the Movies

This has the potential to be an epic fail.  Evidently, there is an asteroid floating around in space that is large enough to warrent the attention of the Russian Space Agency.  The asteroid is possibly on course to collide with Earth in 2032.  The Russias are considering a mission to send a rocket up to knock the asteroid off course- averting another ice age or really cool meteor shower.

Evidently, movies from 1998 are just getting to Russia.  Both Armageddon and Deep Impact came out in 1998 and feature storylines of an incoming meteor and humanities attempts to knock it off course.  Since it worked so well in the movies- it's worth a try to knock an 885 ft. asteroid off course as practice for when a larger asteroid or the moon attacks (Oh, we already bombed the moon this fall.).

At any rate, here's hoping that the Russians send the rocket up to space with Areosmith playing in the background!

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