Mar 29, 2016

Flyby Comet Was WAY Bigger Than Thought

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Oh, joy. I hope it doesn’t take an actual catastrophe before the world comes together to get all of our eggs out of this one basket.

Comet P/2016 BA14 was initially thought to be a cosmic lightweight, but as it flew past Earth on March 22, NASA pinged it with radar to reveal just what a heavyweight it really is.

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