We live in a cosmic shooting gallery

I’ve been saying it for years too!

In this new video from Big Think, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says he’s almost embarrassed for our species that it takes a warning shot across our bow before legislators take seriously the warning they’ve been getting from astronomers that its a matter of when not if Earth will get smacked by an asteroid.

“But it took an actual meteor over Russia exploding with 25 times the power of the atom bomb in Hiroshima to convince people that maybe we should start doing something about it.

The latest research indicates that it’s not the multi-million-year larger space rocks that we need to be concerned about, but the swarms of smaller objects that wreak havoc on human civilizations far more often than people realise…

Celestial Intentions: Comets and the Horns of Moses

Noctilucent clouds caused by meteors/comets?

Noctilucent clouds appear out of season and far to the south – cometary dust from the Russian meteor blast?

From 19-21 February 2013, noctilucent clouds were observed in the UK, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. Since these clouds are usually only seen in summer, it is suspected that they may be the result of comet dust deposited in the upper atmosphere by the Chelyabinsk/Chebarkul meteor or comet fragment explosion over Southern Russia on 15 February.

So, if these are caused by the recent Russian meteor/comet explosion, what’s been causing all the others… it’s been noted that such clouds are being seen more often and further south than ever before for the past several years.