In case you've been been blissfully unaware, in just 24 hours, a 143,000 ton, obscenely expensive asteroid is going to buzz peacefully past Earth, giving us a nice little show and a new appreciation for our lives all at once. Or so they'll have us believe. But even if NASA's "scientists" are right about this one, there are still 500 meteorites that do strike our beloved space marble every year. So the question is not whether we should live our lives in fear (we should) but how much fear (a lot), based on our chances of being squished at any second.
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