Meanwhile, I read this cheering bit of news at FNC:
Huge ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid to pass near Earth in 2029
A 1,110-foot-wide asteroid named for the Egyptian god of chaos will fly past Earth in 2029 within the distance of some orbiting spacecraft, according to reports.
The asteroid, 99942 Apophis, [My memory is fuzzy… but wasn’t this a character in a SiFi movie?] will come within 19,000 miles of Earth on April 13, [a Thursday, and Easter will be on 1 April – and… 19K miles? I’ve gotten that many frequent flier miles in one round trip!] a decade from now, but scientists at the Planetary Defense Conference are already preparing for the encounter, Newsweek reported. They plan to discuss the asteroid’s effects on Earth’s gravity, potential research opportunities and even how to deflect an incoming asteroid in a theoretical scenario. [Let’s Go SPACE FORCE!]
Scientists say most asteroids that pass near Earth aren’t more than 30 feet wide, making Apophis, named for an Egyptian god of chaos, a rare opportunity for research. [Like a fast moving 20 page letter packed with theological arguments?]
Apophis was discovered in 2004 and, after tracking it for 15 years, scientists say the asteroid has a 1 in 100,000 chance of striking Earth decades in the future – after 2060, Newsweek [That esteemed journal.] reported.
And to keep on the theme of a previous post…
GO TO CONFESSION!
Sometime before 2029, please.