NASA scientists using data from the Indonesian earthquake calculated it affected Earth's rotation, decreased the length of day, slightly changed the planet's shape, and shifted the North Pole by centimeters. The earthquake that created the huge tsunami also changed the Earth's rotation.
Is it just me, or does anyone else find this just a little bit scary?
Since this earthquake, Southern California is drowning, Northern California is freezing, and there's a huge heat wave accross the middle and southern parts of the country, in January!
And now the pencil neck geeks at JPL want to hit an asteroid and change it's path, just to see (analyze) what flies off in the dust? I'm all for progress and science advancement, but what happened to common sense?