The Sky is Falling

On Mars (they do have a sky there, right?)

The planet Mars may be in for a collision from an asteroid headed its way. Scientists from NASA have been tracking the 160-foot-wide asteroid for some time now, and say the odds of it hitting the Red Planet are about 1 in 75. Back in 1908, Earth was hit by a similar asteroid, near Tunguska, Siberia. That impact flattened millions of trees and is thought to have left a crater that is now a lake.

Details here.

Comments

  1. #1 Nico
    December 22, 2007
  2. #2 terrance wyatt
    December 23, 2007

    hello

  3. #3 Pierce R. Butler
    December 23, 2007

    Aw c’mon: even if the asteroid hits, it won’t be that bad.

    I predict that not a single tree will be knocked over.

  4. #4 Virgil Samms
    December 23, 2007

    Not only does Mars have a shortage of trees, but the atmosphere is much thinner, so the shock wave would be much less impressive.