This may well be the biggest game of missle command ever played. Scientists told the UN today that they need $100 million dollars to build a space sheild to help seek and destroy asteroids that threaten damage to the earth. They say that 2-3 asteroids hit the earth every thousand years causing significant damage, so this system is essentially unshirkable, they can’t shirk it, it’s unshirking in its warranted attributes.
The article even talks about sending space teams to divert asteroids “years” in advance. Let’s be honest though, if I knew an asteroid had a 1 in 45,000 chance of hitting earth in 3 years, I really don’t know what I would think other then, “Hey, they blew up an asteroid the size of Texas in 3 days in Armageddon, and that was 1998. Imagine what they could do now!”
Anyway, it would be pretty cool to have an earth shield that could seek and destroy stuff in outer space. It would also be a good step in the right direction in case movies like Independence Day came true too.