I just watched the scariest movie I've ever seen. I've linked to it below. It's a Japanese short film -The End of the World- about the results of an asteroid the size of the one that slammed into the Earth 65 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, suspected to be responsible for the mass extinction of many floral and faunal species, including the large dinosaurs. The film is in Japanese, which makes the film even more terrifying because you realize immedidately that absolutely no translation is needed. It makes the recent Hollywood flicks about asteroids look like Sesame Street productions.
What makes the movie so terrifying is that I believe we all know deep in that atavistic reptilian area of our brain that in the future course of human and planetary evolution, that such an event will happen again; as it has millions of times before in our 4.5 billion-year history. I think this knowledge is imprinted into our DNA coding. But can we prevent such a catastrophic event from occuring? The people staffing NASA's NEO (Near Earth Object) Program are planning to see that we do.
Until recently, the remains of the 110- to 180-mile Yucatan-Chicxulub impact crater, which is buried by 1,000 to 3,000 feet of limestone, have escaped detection. The geohydrological feature (Cenote Ring) of Northwestern Yucatan, was discovered through NASA Ames Remote Sensing technology. Posted by Casey Kazan along with earlier headliners.