Register for an account


Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.


Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

The Sciences


Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitOctober 10, 2012 11:01 PM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

My pal Veronica Belmont hosts a show on TechFeed called Fact or Fictional, where she investigates the science of a movie based on viewer suggestions. She recently took on the wonderfulfantastic gawd-awful piece of festering offal "Armageddon", talking to scientist Joe Hanson, who writes the terrific It's OK to Be Smart blog. Let's just say they agree with me about the movie:

[embed width="610"][/embed]

Yay! That was fun. This pretty much follows my own recent thoughts on the movie

, as well as my original review of it

when it came out in 1998. If you want to learn how we'd really prevent an asteroid impact, and why we need to take this seriously, I gave a TEDxBoulder talk about it

. It's a real threat, but one we can prevent if we choose to do so.

Related Posts: - Astronomy Veronica Anemone - Armpitageddon - “Armageddon” had bad science. Shocker, I know. - Armageddon, Deep Impact: decadent - Armageddon sick of Shuttle hoaxes

3 Free Articles Left

Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.


Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 50%


Already a subscriber? Register or Log In