Catastrophism In The News

by / on February 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm

United Nations reviewing asteroid impact threat

The Russian fireball and the close flyby of the asteroid 2012 DA14 on Friday came at a moment in time when the United Nations is discussing international response to the near-Earth object impact concern.

Detailed discussions about the Russian meteor explosion and Earth’s encounter with asteroid 2012 DA14 were high on the Feb. 15 agenda of Action Team-14 during the 50th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), being held from Feb. 11 to 22 at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna.

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by / on October 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

In 1883, Did Earth Narrowly Miss Comet That Would Have Destroyed All Life?

“If they had collided with Earth we would have had 3275 Tunguska events in two days, probably an extinction event.”

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