The God of Chaos May Kill Us All! By Brian Simpson
Am I the only right-wing fringe dweller who lies awake at night fearing asteroid attack? It could happen sooner than most people think, which could be a bad thing, or a good thing, depending upon whether you are a bug-eyed religious apocalyptic fanatic, like yours truly:
“It may be 10 years away, but NASA is already preparing for the arrival of what is being called the "God of Chaos" asteroid, which is slated to skim past the earth in 10 years, according to Express. The asteroid has been named 99942 Apophis. The asteroid is gargantuan, measuring 340 meters across, and will come within 19,000 miles of the earth's surface. It’s one of the largest asteroids to ever pass so close to the earth and a collision with it could be "devastating for all life on earth". No word on whether or not it'll wipe out all student debt, however. The asteroid will even get closer to the earth than most communication and weather satellites that are currently in orbit. These satellites are about 22,236 miles from earth. Meanwhile, the asteroid is traveling at about 25,000 mph, meaning that if it were to be slightly jarred off of its course, it could be a catastrophe for the earth. The asteroid's size and its proximity to the earth have resulted in it being categorized as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" (PHA). NASA scientists are aware that the asteroid's trajectory could change between now and 2029, raising potential fears of a collision. Should it not collide with earth, it’s expected to shine "exceptionally bright" and pick up speed as it passes our planet. It’s moving so fast that it will cross the width of the moon in a minute and will be as brightly lit as the stars.”
“The 370m-wide asteroid is potentially on a collision course with Earth – and NASA is unable to completely rule out a strike. The Apophis God of Chaos asteroid is named after the Ancient Egyptian god of evil, darkness and destruction. It is bigger than the Shard in London an impact could have major consequences. If the 27bn kilogram asteroid were to hit Earth, scientists calculate it would leave a crater more than a mile wide and a staggering 518 metres deep. However, most worryingly, the impact would be equivalent to 880million tons of TNT being detonated – 65,000 times as powerful as the nuclear bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima. The simulation video shows what would happen if the God of Chaos were to hit the Atlantic ocean between southwest of the US and north of South America.”
The video is linked at the above URL.
If the God of Chaos Strikes, I bet that ground zero will be my house, resulting in more chaos there than usual. After we dig ourselves out of the crater, smoking, what a job it will be sweeping up the mess! I will have to have a sausage sizzle to get the money to rebuild, or maybe go and live with Uncle Len in his shed.