Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Huge Asteroid to Fly Past Earth on 3 July
"An asteroid possibly as large as a half-mile or more in diameter is rapidly approaching the Earth. There is no need for concern, for no collision is in the offing, but the space rock will make an exceptionally close approach to our planet early on Monday, July 3, passing just beyond the Moon's average distance from Earth."
Anyone remember the movie Independence Day, and how the 'friendly uninvited guest migrants from another planet' arrived on 3 July? Another coincidence... the President in the movie was a former fighter pilot.
Holy Crap. Someone go call Will Smith.
Harry: "Surely they don't think we're real pilots?"
Will: "We may not be pilots, but we sure make these flight suits look good. And don't call me Shirley."
posted by El Capitan at 4:03 PM