So how was your VD?
Meanwhile, over at Russia...
The sky is falling.
More to the point, a meteorite has reportedly been intercepted by Russian air defense forces, who supposedly blew it up while it was still 20 km in the air.
Did we not learn anything from repeated viewings of Armageddon, Deep Impact, or Independence Day, children?
Blowing up a large incoming object runs the risk of shattering it into smaller objects that may hit even more targets. As the ensuing meteor showers below show:
Interestingly, it's tonight that an asteroid is actually scheduled to be doing a near-Earth fly by.
As per this Slate article:
Oh, a miss, eh?
Well, it's not like government agencies never lie to us or anything.
And from what I've read:
Well, howdy, neighbor.
And one more for the road:
Interesting how that flash at 0:13 could be the last thing you'll ever see.
Dun dun dun dunnnnnn!