That's right, an asteroid discovered only this Monday will whiz past only 85,000 km away or so this morning.
We didn't see it coming.
It didn't hit - this time. But had it been slightly closer and slightly larger, we would have had sufficient time only to rethink our transgressions. Nothing more.
I reiterate and I can not say this in a more serious or forthright manner: If you do not support the space program and Near Earth Asteroid intervention, please select another phylum to inhabit. Mine does not need you.