And now from the merger of terrestrial media companies to the collision of satellites in space; a derelict Russian military satellite and a working U.S. Iridium commercial satellite both missed the stop sign at about 500 miles up. The impact sent thousands of pieces of space junk circling around the planet, and it could apparently remain there for more than 10,000 years. While there have been other crashes between orbiting satellites this one could perhaps be the most serious. It's an interesting story, and for more just click here where you can also read comments from CBS space analyst Bill Harwood about what it means to the international space station and future shuttle flights.
Finally, to end the week, a birthday shout-out to Charles Darwin – we've evolved 200 years since he was born.
In the meantime, stay connected.