Happy Apophis Day! Frequent readers know that April 13th is the day I declared to be Apophis Day in honor of the two predicted fly-byes of Earth by the asteroid Apophis on future April 13ths. Therefore, it's the date I dedicate to the possibility of an asteroid collision with our planet.
For today's celebration, I present TomoNewsUS reporting Asteroid hitting Earth: NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will use Enhanced Gravity Tractor.
If that mission looks familiar, it's because I included it as one of the headline stories in Asteroids--near miss and capture plans--in this week's space and astronomy news. It's also another reason to root for the success of Orion. Either way, it's definitely a Crazy Eddie scheme. I approve.