On this day in 2004 the asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within 4 lunar distances of the Earth, which is pretty close. If you think that's close though it is possible that next time it passes the Earth it could be just over two lunar distances away...
And now, the news:
Dark Steller's sea eagle solves 100 year debate
Dorset Wildlife Trust concerned about cuts
Tenuous link but, one of our most charming native mammals in Britain is the hedgehog which gives me a good opportunity to link to one of our news blog editor Gavin Wilson's great hedgehog videos:
Gavin's hedgehog blog can be found here: http://snufflehog.blogspot.com/