Monday, January 11, 2016

Watch out, aliens...

...Earth now has a Planetary Defense Officer.

Okay, I'm being dramatic, but NASA has now folded the Near Earth Object Program into a new Planetary Defense Coordination Office under Lindley Johnson.

Of course, the PDCO isn't about fighting aliens - it's about coordinating defense against a much more mundane threat - asteroid strikes.

But it might be interesting to explore it becoming about stopping aliens, mightn't it.