While many are focusing on the “whistleblower” complaint against President Trump that was made public yesterday, NASA is responding to an issue that is celestial but could become terrestrial: the space agency is moving forward with plans to launch a telescope that could detect asteroids on a collision course with Earth. Why is such a telescope essential?
The day before President Trump’s now-famous conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, an asteroid named 2019 OK passed our planet. However, internal emails from NASA released this week show that the space agency was unaware of the asteroid’s presence until the last moment it passed us.
The football field-sized rock was described as a “city killer.” It passed our planet at a distance of just 48,000 miles, traveling at 55,000 miles an hour. If it had struck us, one professor says it “would have hit with over 30 times the energy of the atomic blast at Hiroshima.”
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently testified that an asteroid strike is perhaps Earth’s biggest threat. There are approximately 18,000 known near-Earth objects, and the number is constantly growing.
Hezbollah agent scouted Times Square
We don’t need to look to the heavens to find evidence for the frailty of life on earth.
The New York Times reports that a man trained by Hezbollah allegedly scouted Times Square as a target. Prosecutors say the individual spent years studying airports, tunnels, and bridges, looking for ways to do the most harm.
According to Forbes, people may soon be able to use 3D printers to construct weapons of mass destruction. With the proper blueprints, a WMD could be built by rogue states, terrorists, and others who have not had access to wield such powerful weapons before.
In other news, the World Health Organization recently published a report stating that a global pandemic could kill up to eighty million people. “The world is not…
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