Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gotta Teleport Off This Rock

It is time to start packing your bags and saving your pennies for a ride to a lunar colony.

Scientists have just learned that we may have just 3.5 billion years before "orbital chaos" (there is not a Wikipedia page on the subject, so they probably made it up) may cause Venus and Earth to smash into each other, presumably making our current planet unsuitable for leading a reasonably rewarding life. 'No problem', you say, 'we'll go to Mars. Not so fast - if it's not Venus, Mars may also be a candidate for collision - it's a little too soon to tell.

As if we didn't have enough to worry about already.

There is no mention of the moon's fate, so perhaps that is the cheapest place to take holiday until this whole mess blows over. While there, you can observe this once-in-a-lifetime watermelon-looking phenomenon from your front row seat.

**UPDATE: June 12, 2009**

It's already beginning. This dude got hit on the hand by a tiny meteorite.

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