Asteroid Day...(I had no idea there was an Awareness Movement!)

As I read this article it conjured images of Bruce Willis pressing the button in the action packed, science-weak, movie "Armageddon." While the concept of preventing an asteroid impact by drilling a hole and blowing it up made for a great sci-fi story, I'm sure there are many more feasible options, especially if we take the threat seriously. I'm reminded of the speech the President gives in the movie, "...And yet, for the first time in the history of the planet, a species has the technology to prevent its own extinction..." That statement has never rang truer, but we have to commit the resources to it for it to become a reality.