Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A new asteroid danger – rubbernecking spotters!
The opportunity to see a big space rock slam into our planet will likely prove too alluring for some brave and reckless souls to resist.
Whenever a massive asteroid lines a city up in its cross hairs (and it's just a matter of time before this happens), if humanity doesn't take some defensive measures, experts stress — a few rubberneckers (like moi) are bound to ignore evacuation orders and head toward the impact site to get an eyeful of a once-in-a-lifetime event. Duh! People are curious by nature!
"I think the emergency management folks really would have to worry about looky-loos and tourists and people who want to see it, because this would be one of the most spectacular natural event in human history - probably the most spectacular event, and [one that will be] predicted very precisely", this statement by asteroid impact expert Mark Boslough of Sandia Labs in New Mexico!