If A Meteor Threatens Earth...We're Screwed
We live in a world of the internet, iPhones, iPads. A world where information and technology is more accessible than ever.
But when it comes to matters of space exploration, and defense against things like meteors and asteroids, the planet is still in the dark ages in some respects.
Dr. Travis Taylor, who you might know from the National Geographic channel's show "Rocket City Rednecks," says that the task of preventing an asteroid impact at this point in time is practically impossible, and, unless there is a great advance in the technology to protect the planet outside of atmosphere, we will be hit be an asteroid someday. It could be tomorrow, or 1,000 years from now.
Dr. Taylor joined me today on the program and talked about what might need to be put in place to defend the planet from these sorts of threats.