Remember that, er, thing? The type of thing that maybe probably wiped out the dinosaurs? The kind of thing that flattened a big patch of Tunguska? The thing you thought somebody was watchin' out for?
You know, meteors. Asteroids. Flying rocks.
It's like this: do you own a telescope? 'Cos NASA's not looking. Oh, Congress told 'em to, even set a deadline and everything; but I guess they forgot that NASA doesn't have bake sales, 'cos Congress didn't then allocate any funds for the job.
Is it NASA's job? I dunno; me, I'd as soon that pay NORAD extra an'; had them do the lookin'; we know they can watch Earth-orbiting widgets and some of that skill set has got to be transferable. But hey, whoever, I'd sure sleep better if someone was looking.
Maybe we should have a bake sale.
6 months ago