Thursday, March 30, 2006

Scary animation of the day: "How often does an asteroid whiz by the Earth? [This] time-lapse animation follows the orbit of the Earth around the Sun for two months in 2002 as numerous asteroids, also known as minor planets, approach and pass by."

The animation reminds me of the 1980's videogame Asteroids, except that we only have one ship and we can't do anything to dodge the incoming rocks. (Via inkycircus.)