Thursday, January 14, 2010

NASA, asteroids and cocaine: Oh, my!

While reading Google News during dinner tonight, ironically, I ran across these two stories...

Mystery object likely to be asteroid

"...this is a near-Earth asteroid about 10-15 metres across, one of approximately 2 million such objects in near-Earth space," a press release from the [Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL}] said.

"One would expect a near-Earth asteroid of this size to pass within the moon's distance about once every week on average."

THEN, I read...

Cocaine found in shuttle work area, NASA says

A bag containing a small amount of white powder residue that was later confirmed to be cocaine was discovered in the space shuttle Discovery's hangar at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The hangar, known as the Orbiter Processing Facility, is a restricted zone for shuttle workers only.

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! (Lost in Space reference)

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