Congratulations…You’re Alive.

So how does it feel to have “narrowly” missed death?

That’s right…you should be thanking your Maker today for sweet, mildly-polluted air to breathe instead of being blasted into oblivion. Didn’t you know?

Armageddon

SMALL ASTEROID NARROWLY MISSES EARTH (New York Post)

A 200-foot wide asteroid zoomed past Earth today at an altitude of 40,000 miles – swerving far enough from our planet to avoid total destruction, officials said.

Dubbed 2009 DD45, the large rock was discovered only Friday by Australian astronomers.

The enormous asteroid narrowly avoided a collision with Earth at 8:44 EST, officials said.

Although 40,000 miles sounds like a safe distance, it’s only about one-seventh of the way to the moon and less than twice as far out as most satellites, astronomers said.

Had 2009 DD45 slammed down onto the Earth, it would have exploded with the force of a large nuclear blast somewhere in the Pacific Ocean west of Tahiti.

What I love is that last Friday, astronomers were peering through their telescopes and apparently not only started screaming like little girls, but forgot to tell the rest of us.

Then the thing zips by us, only missing us by a “little,” and they’re like, “Ha ha, yeah…so ROFL, guys. We’re still alive. No problem. Whew!”

But don’t worry…

Astronomers said the asteroid is likely to return for another series of near misses since it’s somehow drawn in by our planet’s gravity.

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5 thoughts on “Congratulations…You’re Alive.

  1. Nearly missed death?

    Seriously, it would have sucked to be around directly under it, but had it hit it would have been equivalent to the Tunguska event in Siberia. The rest of us would have been very much alive.

    Nice to see you took the extreme hyperbole from NY Post and ran with it though 😉

  2. ryanaustindean says:

    Dude…SHHHHHHHH!!!

    You’re ruining the sensationalism for everyone.

    However…say the asteroid made contact with us at a different point in the earth’s rotation. I’m guessing it would be a big deal if it would have made contact with (Googling for an near equatorial equivalent…) Rio de Janeiro.

    It’s just a matter of time until it does happen. Eventually.

    Thanks for the comment, man. Always appreciated.

  3. rockingjude says:

    They say that to even launch anything else into space is to take a risk we can’t afford…..hello Houston..we have a problem..lollll If anything collides with one of those asteroids, satelites,etc,etc, adios mfs..but don’t worry…death is actually quite grand and once you’ve been there…….welll…nothing left to fear but fear itself…..

    guess we’ll see what 2012 brings…glad to see a sense of humor

    Gee G20 doesn’t seem to be worrying…..hmmmmmm

    ~jude
    PWA

  4. rockingjude says:

    Ohhhhhh and Btw….I’m still looking to buy the very same camera body….it’s gone down 2k since it’s introduction….sometimes I hate new technology….it becomes a rather expensive hobby!!

    ~jude

  5. James Wilder says:

    HILARIOUS commentary, RAD. This is crazy though! I heard nothing about this! The end of the world and we are not even aware! Hmmm…

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