Something to think about…
Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on Feb. 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.
NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office can accurately predict the asteroid’s path with the observations obtained, and it is therefore known that there is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth.
Well, that’s reassuring. Perhaps the Mayans were off by a couple of months and NASA is off in its calculations?
That would be one hell of a rude awakening. Perhaps ‘awakening’ is the wrong choice of words.