What do school budget deficits and asteroids have in common?
You can see them coming.
More accurately, you can see them coming and take steps to mitigate their impact.
It what is considered a near miss in astrological terms, a ‘Gibraltar-sized’ asteroid passed within 1.1 million miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon.
These kind of cosmic close calls have a way of putting other problems into perspective and forcing us to ask what if?
So, what if a mile-long asteroid was due to collide with earth? Would we be able to do anything?
Dr Elizabeth Pearson from the BBC’s Sky at Night…
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