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Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitFeb 3, 2010 7:09 PM


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Apropos of my recent post showing a Hubble image of two asteroids colliding, the website Word Spy just happened to have a funny choice for their word of the day: cosmophobia, "the strong and irrational fear that in the near future the earth will be destroyed by some cosmic event." Personally, I figured it's really for people who don't like vodka, triple sec, cranberry and lime juice all mixed together, which is silly. Unless it's headed for you at 30 km/sec. Because that'll give you a pretty wicked hangover.

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