Monday, June 9, 2014 3:45:04 AM
OK. I *KNOW* space is vast but for a sense of true urgency can we agree that, in the future, it is only "Close" when it is inside the moon's orbit and it is only a "Near Miss" when it is inside the orbit of our geosynchronous satellites.
Anything more reactionary is akin to crying "Wolf" and will soon become ignored when it should not.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 12:50:04 PM
do you REALLY think anyone 'in the know` would let the rest of the planet know if there WERE a `killah" incoming? doubt it... and honestly, I don`t think I`d WANT to know.
I think it would depend on the size and composition of the potential impactor and point of impact.
For something this size, I think they would because the damage can be mitigated by evacuation. You might lose a town, maybe even a city, but that would be better than losing the town or city and all the inhabitants.