Cool Asteroid Deflection Device

In Wired. I have no idea

why there are teradactyls in that illustration, but then again, I watch A Flintstones Christmas Carol and my brain doesn’t explode, so it must be cool.

In the meantime, while waiting for the end of 2012 and beyond and if you need a reason to sign up for Twitter, this asteroid alert service could be the ticket.

Asteroids are a serious business once they penetrate the atmosphere; The rock that caused the Tungaska explosion in 1908 was estimated about the size of a six story building. The one that hit the Yucatan  65 million years ago that caused the massive dinosaur extinction was less than a kilometer cubed. And these things are not rare events.

Happy Holidays and look to the skies …¬† don’t stand underneath when a monster flies by!