Patt Morrison for August 12, 2009

Not Enough Concerns in Your Life? An Asteroid Might Kill Us All…

Even though Congress tasked NASA with seeking out all of the asteroids that threaten Earth they forgot the minor detail of providing the space agency with the funding needed to target these potential destroyers of the human race. A report by the National Academy of Sciences found that NASA is lacking the money and manpower to identify all of the roughly 20,000 asteroids that pose the most immediate threats to the planet. So are you worried about being wiped out by a killer asteroid?

Guest:

Louis Friedman, executive director of the Planetary Society


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