Monday, December 27, 2004

While the Tsunami is still in the news. . .

. . .it may be a good time to point out that our chances of being hit by an asteroid on Friday April 13, 2029 are increasing. They are now 1 in 37. It will not be an earth-killer, "merely" a 20,000 megaton regional devastator. If it lands in the ocean, the tsunami scenario comes into play. There are many articles out there (here's one referred by Jerry Pournelle) but I haven't seen any in the local "major media".