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April 24, 2002
Where were doomsayers in centuries past when in came to asteroid collisions with Earth? They were in fear when it came to a meteor entry into the atmosphere, burning up and brightly lighting up their eyes. The brevity of the meteor showers provided very little worry except for where the debris ended up. In the multimillion-year existence of these asteroids, why now do we worry about collisions? There has never been a whisper to a lunar collision but calls about a terrestrial one. The moon's littered with craters from collisions but what about a lunar collision at the right angle?