OK, not actually glitterspray. Lots of tiny moons. Micromoons?
Exploding out of Bennu, which is an asteroid circling way out near Pluto right now, but will intersect Earth’s orbit in September 2060. And in 2135. And in 2175. And maybe soon again after that.
Doomsayers, prepare yourselves!
(Cumulative 1 in 2700 chance it’ll hit Earth by then. Too bad Bruce Willis won’t be around to save us.)
What came before the planets? What are the origins of life? And how much of a threat do asteroids pose to life on Earth today?
There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that asteroids have (or used to have) hydrocarbons. If they have amino acids and nucleic acids…
Hmm. Sounds like a science fiction story based on science…