Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) imaged March 4, 2013, by Nick Howes and team with the 2m Faulkes Telescope North (F65), a stack of 6x Bessel R band images, and 50-second exposures. // Credit: Nick Howes
“Living our 2-D lives on planet Earth, arguing over Sequestration and who has the remote, we tend to forget that the solar system is a cosmic shooting gallery. The point returns on rare occasions like last month's Russian meteorite fall, but we are generally oblivious to the number of rocks and dirty iceballs floating around our cosmic territory that could see planet Earth as an opportunistic target.”
So starts my blog written about the prospects for Comet ISON, which I was asked to write for The Huffington Post
The blog rolls on with comments about ISON, about the Russian meteorite fall, about PANSTARRS, the impact hazards of near-Earth objects, and more.
To read the whole blog, please check out The Huffington Post