Despite hearing Bobby Jindal scoff at investing stimulus funding in the area of "volcano monitoring", I'm a big fan of keeping an eye on natural phenomena that might kill me. Now I'm wondering if any of that stimulus money is going to the expansion of NASA's near-Earth object tracking (aka "asteroid monitoring"). After reading this news yesterday, I think it might be a worthwhile investment.
If you want to know more about the Siberian incident, check this out. Of course, you can always just watch "Armageddon" if you want a cooler version.