Monday, December 31, 2007

Martians have one month to evacuate Mars

The odds of a football field-sized asteroid of hitting Mars on January 30th has just been raised to 1 in 25.
The space rock, known as the nondescript 2007 WD5, was discovered in late November by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona.

Based on the latest information available, scientists said last week there was a 1-in-75 chance the asteroid could hit Mars on Jan. 30.

The odds were increased to 1-in-25 this week after a Ph.D. student pored through the archives and plotted the asteroid's motions before its official discovery.
I expect Dennis Kucinich to announce plans any day now for how we're going to deal with all those Martian refugees.

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