June 25, 2011 , PC Magazine reports -
According to the Minor Planet Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Asteroid 2011 MD—a hunk of rock estimated to be anywhere from 25 to 55 feet wide–is going to buzz the Earth this Monday at a distance of less than 8,000 miles above the surface of the planet. It’s a close call, one that puts the asteroid closer to the Earth than the global positioning satellites that orbit it, but don’t start running into the underground bunker just yet: We’ll be fine.
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DirecTV and Panasonic flipped the switch on the nation’s first 24 hour 3D network this morning, sending n3D out on channel 103 to all properly equipped viewers. Of course, if you’ve got your 3DTV, your H21 or higher satellite receiver and some 3D specs, what will you be watching? Besides events like the upcoming NASCAR race from Daytona, an exclusive 3D feed of the MLB All-Star Game and (locally available) broadcasts of a Yankees/Mariners series, July’s schedule is packed with demo content like Guitar Center Sessions with Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. Beyond that there’s a few IMAX flicks on the new DirecTV Cinema in 3D channel, and World Cup games from ESPN 3D through video on demand, check Zap2it for a full schedule but don’t be shocked to see a lot of repeats, for now.