Monday, June 30, 2008

One Hundred Years

On this date 100 years ago, there was a "shot heard 'round the world."

A drifting piece of space junk (we're talking natural "junk" here, because the space age hadn't started yet) wandered into our atmosphere and exploded over the Siberian tundra.

I won't write much more about it. I suggest heading over to Bad Astronomy to read what Dr. Plait has to say.

And you know what? It will happen again. We just don't know when. (hey, that rhymes!)

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