During this weekend’s Super Bowl game, an asteroid that reports say is ‘“potentially hazardous” will be near the Earth. Should we be concerned by such dire headlines?
“This is a case where astronomers think a little bit different than ‘normal people’ and we tend to think on things over the long term,” Plait says.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
–What “potentially hazardous” means
–What’s going on with the currently approaching asteroid
–Why asteroids come toward the Earth
–What risks asteroids actually pose to our planet
Written by Angela Bonilla.