Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
I used to pride myself on having the goofiest content on reuters.com, but then this week I took a look at our space news, and saw what real scientists are telling us.
For instance, did you know astronauts had to take refuge aboard the International Space Station’s “lifeboat” crafts yesterday? The Russian space agency said “space trash” was passing very close to the station.
I guess “space trash” must be Jed Clampett-type guys in coveralls, out hunting space squirrels, but you’d think we would be more politically correct in our wording. “Yokels” or “Hillbillies” would be more sensitive.
And continuing with the space garbage theme, our own NASA said an asteroid with the girth of a garbage truck soared within 7,500 miles of the Earth on Monday. They called it a “near-Earth asteroid.”