Maybe DART, Jay Dub, and Do-Overs Will Give Us Time to Save Our New World
Very Unpopular Strong Opinions Blog, VUSOB, is now ROARING RIVERS, blog by Christyl Rivers
DART Nudged An Asteroid Yesterday, were you moved?
In order to deflect the future far-off asteroids, (which even now, still hurl toward the Earth), NASA, ESA, and all international space technicians of Earth cooperated to impact Dimorphos, a small asteroid.
DART stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, and the jubilant faces of all the space nerds at impact were indeed wonderful to see.
There is nothing better than seeing the elation of giddy faces realize the ecstasy of joy when cooperation reaches its climax that was years in its creation.
We saw it in July, too, when the JWST, Jay Dub, released its first stunning photos of our new world — the one with all new data.
This kind of thing can give us inspiration. We still have super bright, and more importantly, super cooperative people on our planet. Doing good stuff. Making hope.
But, Artemis, the mission to the moon, was delayed on the same day.
It’s too windy on Earth.
We have hurricanes, notably Fiona and Ian, and they are at present far more devastating than asteroids. We still have flooding in Pakistan and fires elsewhere. We have Russia and its idiot puppeteer. We have all of Russia’s useful idiots, even here in the USA. We have a mess in Iran, a fundamental fight for human rights, a new dictator in Italy, and people in our own nation othering others we should be helping, such as Ron DeSantis and the QAnon Trumpeteers who desperately need high-quality mental health care and good green jobs.
We have worries from here to Dimorphos and back again.
Here, in WA state, this tiny drip of rain is not enough. Our trees are dying!