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The space shuttle Endeavor is being slowly maneuvered through the streets of LA. This is causing quite the ruckus needless to say for the inhabitants of the City of Angels. Lets just hope that it makes it without being spray painted by some random latino thug. I wonder what those rims would bring down in Mexico? (I kid I kid!)

On a much more positive note, at least the residents of LA have something worth while to look at for a bit. Sure beats the pants off of Paris Hilton. (Wait! Put those back on! No one wants to see that! I haven't even had my coffee! aiyeeee!!!)

 
 
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Ex-NASA Scientists have decided that they are not happy with the anti-asteroid efforts of the scientific community and have joined forces to save the world themselves! I am thinking perhaps they have watched one too many "Avenger" Movies...




But hey, more power to you Mr. Astronaut. You go save the world, you overachiever you. :)

 
 
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A few days ago, we posted about a Near-Earth Asteroid that had been discovered only a few days prior. The object was dubbed "2012 LZ1" and was estimated to be about the size of a city block, and would have a greater chance (still less than 1%) of hitting the Earth in 2040.

As 2012 LZ1 passed, observers were able to obtain more data. Surprisingly there was quite the good news, bad news, scenario.

Bad news? Well, 2012 LZ1 was measured to be more than double in size from what was originally thought. Now estimated to be approximately 0.6 miles wide (that's about 995 meters). Were it to impact Earth, the devastation would be global.

Good news? With the new information, scientists recalculated the orbital nature of 2012 LZ1 to find there was no chance of this object hitting the Earth for another 750 years!

So with yet another global calamity postponed, we are all feeling pretty good about this home we call Earth. right? Do not forget: 2012 LZ1 was a near miss and we were only aware of it days prior to perihelion. There are thousands and thousands of these planet killer objects out there that we have no inkling of information about. Truly, Life here on our earth is special, delicate, and fragile.

More information Here

 
 
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Here you can find the full story. I don't get it really, it is a bit of a stretch for me to see it. But hey, I am sure the disney corporation does not mind some free advertising!

 
 
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It seems like Earth is in the cross-hairs once again, as another satellite falls from space. However, this time the chances of it hitting someone are higher than last time. Read about it here.