1. Kiss Your Ass Goodbye
The recent rash of space objects hurtling at the earth inspired Keith Hogan, a teacher in England, to teach his 230 students about the value of life by telling them an asteroid was about to hit us and kill everyone. His plan went haywire when the kids took him at his word and started seriously freaking out.
2. Don't Pucker Up Just Yet
Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy seems to think we shouldn't be so worried about that kind of asteroid, certainly not the one headed our way in 2029 at least.
4. Lunar Real Estate
NASA recently began testing of a prototype inflatable building which will eventually become the basic habitat for our first base on the moon, a mission planned to begin sometime around 2020.
Finally today, a heads-up about the total lunar eclipse that will be happening this Saturday. If you are in the part of the world lucky enough to see it completely, get out there and take a look. Show it to some kids.