According to NASA today saw us in a near miss with Asteroid 2010 TD54.
Says NASA, the asteroid, “will have its closest approach to Earth‚Äôs surface at an altitude of about 45,000 kilometers (27,960 miles) at 6:50 EDT a.m. (3:50 a.m. PDT). At that time, the asteroid will be over southeastern Asia in the vicinity of Singapore. During its flyby, Asteroid 2010 TD54 has zero probability of impacting Earth.”
So, from where I’m sitting, that was 11:50am. Phew. At ten to midday today I was more concerned with having a bit of a cold coming on, and the fact that Microsoft might be getting worried about how Kinect is going to be received by the general public. The fact that I had nearly been missed by 2010 TD54 didn’t play much on my mind, I imagine this is because I couldn’t do anything about it. Also, the fact that the asteroid missed by several hundred thousand miles, which in my human scale is a lot, mediated against my dwelling on it.
That said, I can’t do anything about Microsoft or Sony, Nintendo or any other large companies and their worries. I can, however, do something about my cold.
Time to have a recap on the value of news from Thoreau’s Walden.