Well hooray! I’ve just won a free apocalypse, as I’ve just filled the last space on my gift card. Isn’t that nice.
Let me explain; a few weeks ago, there was a story running about Asteroid 2013 TX68, due to make a close pass and possible impact with Earth at 0.044 Lunar Distances (Within 15,076 Kilometres or a smidgeon over 9,367 Miles) on March 5th. Well, that’s today, and from Spaceweather.com we find that said lump of space rock is going to miss by a whopping 13 Lunar Distances (4,997,200 Kilometres or about 3,105,116 Miles) in three days time. So, no fireworks. Unless it’s like the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013, where everyone was watching one specific asteroid sail sedately by that an undetected bolide from another direction altogether sped in and detonated near a snowy Siberian town, breaking more than a few windows.
Someone got their sums wrong, didn’t they? Or was it our ever reliable (cough, splutter, guffaw) media misinterpreting the data yet again?
Notwithstanding, I am still planning on having a lazy day today. For a given value of ‘lazy’, which comprises of chauffeuring wife and sis-in-law around town, writing around 1000 words, editing another 3,000 for my final coursework followed by a leisurely late lunch, in turn by a couple of glasses of a modest red wine when everyone is safe home and giggling from their ‘shop and scoff’ trip downtown.
Have a nice weekend.