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Russian Fireball Won't Be Last Surprise Asteroid Attack

The world will have to live with surprise asteroid attacks on the scale of Friday's Russian fireball, at least for a while.

The meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk without warning Friday (Feb. 15), damaging hundreds of buildings and wounding more than 1,000 people, was caused by a space rock about 50 feet (15 meters) wide, researchers said.

Asteroids of this size are both difficult to detect and incredibly numerous, so it will take a long time for astronomers to find and map out the orbits of all the potentially dangerous ones. Besides, researchers have bigger fish to fry. [NONSENSE! What if a few hundred of the babies decide to "make a visit" in close proximity?]

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Why use the word attack?

It implies that an asteroid can have a violent intention. Violence is bred of evil. I don't even like when people use that word when wild animals take down their dinner. They are hungry, not evil.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

Ah, probably someone will dig up

a prophecy from somewhere promoting Fear, Doubt, and Superstition for the coming fire and brimstone expected to rain upon us.
(being sarcastic)

Yes, it would be nice to have more scientific information available to alert the masses for proximity of expected boulders falling from the sky.

Which is why we must convince the morons with the money to....

focus on early detection of incoming objects at least the size of the Russian meteor, as they could be brought down at high altitudes with our missile defense systems.