Saturday, November 19, 2016
NASA and FEMA Rehearse for the Unthinkable: An Asteroid Strike on Los Angeles
NASA and FEMA Rehearse for the Unthinkable: An Asteroid Strike on Los Angeles - The New York Times: "Imagine if scientists discovered that an asteroid was hurtling toward Los Angeles. The possibility has existed on the pages of Hollywood scripts. But in what may be a case of life imitating art, NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies engaged last month in a planetary protection exercise to consider the potentially devastating consequences of a 330-foot asteroid hitting the Earth."