Did anyone else find the juxtaposition of the two top news stories today weird?
A scientific satellite that was launched ten years ago over 300 million miles into space, with the seemingly absurd intention of landing it on a 2.5 mile wide comet hurtling through space at over 34,000 miles per hour successfully touched down on the comet’s icy surface without sustaining damage.
BBC Story on The Rosetta Mission
A pair of window washers in New York City, tasked with cleaning a brand new state of the art building with a brand new scaffolding rig ended up cattywampus on the side of the new 1 World Trade Center building, dangling perilously 69 stories above Manhattan’s streets. Coverage was provided by some guy in a hotel on his cell phone who started tweeting about them and ended up talking on the air on CNN for a good 5-10 minutes.
New York Times story about the 1 World Trade Center Window washers
It was a surreal day in the news.