This morning, an asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia. It was about the size of a kitchen table and though it entered roughly 200km from civilization, it injured over 500 people. Link to video. Despite our piss-poor 'efforts' to spot all the big asteroids, we missed this one. We knew a larger one was passing by the Earth and we were tracking it, but this one went unnoticed. If it hadn't landed the middle of bum-frak Russia, a city could have been wiped out or fragile ecosystems could have been destroyed. This is the second time a large meteor has exploded with the force of an atom bomb on the Earth in about 100 years and coincidentally, the last one also exploded over Russia. I say Einstein was wrong; God does play dice and he just rolled snake eyes. Next time he won't be so unlucky and we will suffer for it. We know the threat is out there and we have for decades. We know how indescribably destructive these meteors are, yet we have done next to nothing to prepare. It is high time we get serious about this threat and fund NASA, the ESA, Roscosmos and every agency or private enterprise in this arena to enable them to find and deal with this threat. It is time we stop obsessive over trivial stupidity like the fact that some American cruise-goers got an unexpected taste of the third world and focus on the things that will destroy us. Seriously humanity, stop being asshats of a species or you will get exactly what the dinosaurs got and frakking deserve it. Today was God's dress rehearsal, tomorrow is the violent finale. I swear to god the next person who asks 'did you see Honey Boo Boo?' is going to get a punch in the face while I shout 'did you see that asteroid?'