The Super Bowl won't be the only thing worth watching about a month from now.
There's a chance that Mars, our neighbor to the, uh, er, out that way, may get clobbered with a giant asteroid on January 30, NASA announced recently.
Asteroid 2007 WD5, discovered last month between Earth and Mars, has a 1 in 75 (and fall-ing) chance of stirring up quite a bit of Red Dust. If it does make impact, it will probably leave a crater similar in size to Meteor Crater in Arizona. That's big. Really big. How big? According to the Wik, Meteor Crater "is about 1,200 m (4,000 ft) in diameter, some 170 m deep (570 ft), and is surrounded by a rim that rises 45 m (150 ft) above the surrounding plains. The center of the crater is filled with 210-240 m (700-800 ft) of rubble lying above crater bedrock." That's how big.
And, please... don't emigrate to the Red Planet to start a new lodge and then have your sons become Martian Masons, because, as you know, Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.
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