The dire words of Jesus# “The sun will grow dark and the moon will no longer shine” are supposed to be about the End Times. In other words, this is when many Christians believe Jesus will return to earth. In the later 1900’s it looked like The Cold War between the Soviets and the West would lead to a nuclear war, and that would be it. But when the Cold War ended we needed to find another way to darken the sun and dim the moon.
A killer asteroid could do it, we realized, as geologists pieced together evidence that an enormous asteroid (six miles across) had wiped out the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. For example, this asteroid, which crashed near the Yucatan region of Mexico, spewed up an immense cloud of dust and debris that circulated and cooled the entire world.… More