This week a meteor hit the earth in Russia and an asteroid came within 17,000 miles of earth. Here is a video with physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about these events and about the fact that there are no series efforts being funded to deflect these kind of cosmic threats.
Cosmic Coincidence: Asteroid Careens by as Meteor Delivers ‘Buzz Cut’ to Earth
SUMMARY:On the same day as a meteor hit Russia, an asteroid careened towards Earth. Jeffrey Brown talks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about this cosmic coincidence, how the meteor and asteroid came so close to Earth, what risks it poses and why this is a ‘wake-up call.’
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