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Nasa Asteroid Threat Map

Posted on February 9th, 2014 by Ben Spera

image All of those horribly inaccurate end-of-days movies don’t seem quite so ridiculous once you let the data represented in this graphic sink in. This graphic was made by NASA and represents the orbit of all of the known asteroids within our own solar system. Now compare the numerous asteroid orbits with our beloved Earth’s lone orbit which is highlighted in white. It demonstrates the real plausibility of the dinosaurs’ extinction-by-asteroid theory, and it almost makes you wonder how we haven’t been battered to extinction yet.

Unfortunately, the odds are in the asteroids’ favor. A major collision is sure to happen eventually. It’s only a matter of whether we have the technology and capability to survive it that is not so sure.

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