For the second time in a month, a giant asteroid just missed colliding with Earth and space science programs around the world were completely oblivious to the threat raising concern that our ability to detect such a cataclysmic threat is sorely lacking. This week NASA launched a mission to disable a giant flying meteor barreling towards the earth that scientists

believe could cause mass extinction on the planet within the next 150 years launching a futuristic probe to disable the asteroid, but at the same time a meteor nearly missed the bright blue spinning ball that we all call home and nobody knew until after it happened. According to NASA, this week’s asteroid was only 23,900 miles away from the planet earth – which when scaled to the universe is comparable to mere inches away – and was the closest call that our planet has faced for an apocalyptic impact in recent memory. READ MORE