Houston, TX – Everyday, astronomers are observing space to look for any sign of asteroids, meteors, or anything else that might be making contact with Earth in the near future. The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research center in New Mexico is just one place that has uses many different tools to detect any kind of outer space objects and over time. They have actually detected 231,082 new objects; 2,423 being asteroids close to Earth.
Scientists at the Chicago Space and Safety Lab recently discovered an asteroid approaching Earth’s core.
“We’re not going to lie,” Robert Franklin told us. “This asteroid is pretty big. We got word of it here around a month ago, but we’re not going to do anything about it. Turns out, the asteroid is just big enough to destroy Florida and only Florida.” Franklin has seen a good amount of objects come near Earth and has done everything he can to stop them. This time is different, however.
When he first heard Florida was the target of the asteroid, Richardson his immediate thought was indifference. His second thought was also indifference. “I’ve never been a fan of that place,” Franklin told us. “It’s just a bunch of Dave Matthews fans dressed in pastels. Disney World will be missed, but that’s about it.”
Franklin told us that there is no doubt there is something that could’ve done to stop the asteroid from hitting Florida, but everyone just has no interest in doing it.