A Strong Delusion #NASA
NASA, the American space agency, now claims it has destroyed an asteroid nearly seven million miles from Earth. Was the asteroid headed on a collision course with us?
Not at all. But NASA spent more than $325 million to render the asteroid mute, sending a spacecraft crashing into the wandering orb. Here, Hugo Talks ponders this far-away showdown, while recalling a British puppet show he enjoyed as a child, The Clankers, about a pack of mice, shrews and voles that lived out their lives in outer space.