Many times on this blog I've talked about a bit of concern that we might get smacked with enough of an asteroid to cause major civilization problems. Back at the beginning of the year, in my 10 undangerous predictions, I didn't choose to predict that we'd get hit with a notable asteroid. But I did predict this:
10. A major satellite collision in space emphasizes the space debris problem.
-- The odds of this keep increasing every year!
Oh, how I wish I'd predicted "a major bolide event will emphasize the danger of NEOs". But I didn't.
However, as we now know, we HAVE been reminded of the danger of NEOs.