Wednesday, January 13, 2010

EXPLANATION?









"WASHINGTON – A mystery object from space is about to whizz close by Earth on Wednesday. It won't hit our planet, but scientists are stumped by what exactly it is.


Astronomers say it may be space junk or it could be a tiny asteroid, too small to cause damage even if it hit. It's 33 to 50 feet wide at most.NASA says that on Wednesday at 7:47 a.m. EST, it will streak by, missing Earth by about 80,000 miles. In the western United States it may be bright enough to be seen with a good amateur telescope."



What was more mysterious to me than the imagined picture of the object itself was the lack of significance of this happening yesterday at 7:47 EST since first, it would be too dark in most places in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. at that time of the day to see, second, it wasn't supposed to cause any damage even if it did hit somewhere on earth so why would this be news, and third, I would have thought the earthquake in Haiti might have far more importance over this insignificant little report, with misspellings and bad grammar besides.



I just thought it was a weird picture that might leave everyone mystified by what it might be.

4 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

The picture definitely got me curious!

Lily on the Road said...

Well it had certainly piqued my interest...thanks for the explanation!

Shelley said...

ahhhhh very cool, I was wondering what that was.

Just_because_today said...

as I read the news brief, I felt the same you did. Why would this even occupy any space in a newspaper? why would NASA or anybody devote any attention to debrie or a tiny asteroid. Goes to show you where our priorities are.
Reminds me of an airplane that went down due to a mistake by the tower, yet the news talked about a passenger smuggling drugs...