Oh boy! Today was going to be it. It’s all over, a Maki and the Bolide event. So said the UK Express with all caps 48 HOURS and MASS EXTINCTION on Tuesday. What is missing is the word “might.” This was a one mile wide object that was to pass Earth within 1.8 million miles at 30,000 miles per hour. Now, if this object did collide with Earth, it would be devastating. But, it passed by harmlessly. As, I assumed it would.
I thought about posting this last night. Instead I had dinner, a nice wine, and listened to music. It was all good. This morning, Earthsky.org wrote that the panic was unwarranted. That’s what I thought too.