UFOny

UFOny

UFOny

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Oct. 13 2008 10:00 AM

UFOny

When I wrote my book, I was very, very careful to include lots of information about how unlikely a lot of the cosmic catastrophe scenarios are. For example, the odds of a black hole getting near enough to the solar system to disrupt the orbits of any planets, even the outer ones, are so small that it almost certainly hasn't happened in the 4.55 billion year lifetime of the Sun!

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

Still, I imagine some people are prone to being scared, and if that's the case, the terrifying economic situation, plus reading my book, plus the chance of getting abducted by aliens, is just too much for some folks.

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I'd pity those poor, poor people. Still, there but for the grace of God... depending on how the election goes I may be right there with them.

Death from the Skies! A little too literally.