You might not realize just how lucky you are. Did you know how close we all came to total disaster? A scant 44,000 miles, that's how close! I hope you ducked as the meteor thing practically grazed the earth. C'mon people, is this really news? OK, I know that in the scheme of things (the size of the universe) that 44,000 miles is not very far but would you really describe it as a close shave? 44,000 miles is like...I don't know...from here to oh, maybe El Paso. If you've ever driven to El Paso you know that it takes forever! It's nowhere near here! Also, if you are a member of the International Astronomical Union and you use words like "geosynchronous", then you gotta get out more!