Another ASTEROID OF DOOOOOOOM misses Earth.

Now here is some objective, non-sensationalist science journalism for you:

Massive, unstoppable rock swings past Earth

…An asteroid the size of the U.S.S. Nimitz passed by Earth Tuesday. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program says the impact of the rock, dubbed 2005 YU55, would equal a 4,000-megaton blast and create 70-foot high tsunami waves, CBS News reports.

That’s near 200,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

NASA predicted the murderous cosmic body will miss our planet by about 202,000 miles.

Via Drudge. Don’t get me wrong: anything this big ever hits us, it’ll ruin our whole day.  And we need a zombie plan for this kind of scenario.  Still: breathless, much?

1 Comment

  • bombaybruce says:

    Where is the obligatory, “women and children hardest hit” comment that the media is so famous for?

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