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The Onion Hits the Nail on the Head

February 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Phil Plait posted this link on his blog, and I had to share it as well.

It so well articulates the current political climate in the United States that, despite the fact that an asteroid is not headed for Earth, it should get circulated like mainstream news stories.

The Onion: you are awesome!

“Republicans Vote To Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed For Earth”

My favourite quote from the article:

In an effort to counter Republicans’ claims, Democrats have asserted that the long-term benefits of preventing the United States from being incinerated by an explosion several billion times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb would far outweigh the initial monetary outlay.

 

Asteroid Hits Jupiter!

June 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Jupiter Impact Scar is Going, Going, Gone
Source: Hubblesite.org
Last year in July, an asteroid struck Jupiter, leaving behind this dark black scar on the planet’s surface.

As luck would have it, an amateur astronomer named Anthony Wesley happened to be recording the impact as it happened! He has posted this video:

This is some freaking cool stuff! You can read more at the Hubble Telescope’s Website.