Asteroid Narrowly Misses Earth

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•07 Feb 15, 2013

A 150-foot asteroid known as 2012 DA14 will pass by Earth today, coming within 17,000 miles of hitting the planet—closer than many communications satellites—and narrowly avoiding an impact that would have destroyed a 750-square-mile area of the surface. What do you think?

  • “Jesus Christ! Do you think it saw us?”

    Howard Rosenstein –
    Unemployed

  • “What a great name for an asteroid!”

    Richard Goddard –
    Can Filler

  • “What, that’s it? We’re not even going to try to blow it up?”

    Winnie Chapman –
    Denture Finisher