This is how the news agency linked reports this information:
Don’t worry, we aren’t about to go extinct like the dinosaurs. That said, a 30-meter wide asteroid will be passing Earth so close early next month that we might be able to see it in the sky, NASA has announced. And it might even hit Earth at some point in 2017.
This is disingenuous.. First of all science news–the real news–is often placed on back burners to lesser important things.. This asteroid, though small, is important. It should not be mocked.
We are about to potentially see one of the closest shaves ever. We may see it with out naked eye..
And what do agencies do? Make bad jokes about the dinosaurs becoming extinct along with a snippet sentence that we may be HIT WITH THE SAID ASTEROID during 2017..
Not a laugh matter.
The idea of this is all too common as of late. And yet here we are existent on a planet that seems to be in denial that eventually one day a bigger piece of space rock will nail us.
We regulate to the last story on nightly newscasts……
And yet daggers in soace lurk.
Time to get serious.