Giant space rock no cause for alarm

Friday, April 20th, 2001 - 3:00 pm PDT

Only days after the startling scientific discovery of an ongoing enormous explosion in space, there is now evidence mounting of a moon-sized object one-sixth the size of the Earth whose circular orbit has taken it a mere 226,782 miles from the surface of our planet. If this giant object were to collide with Earth, it would spell certain doom for all resident life forms. While scientists don’t believe that will happen, some suggest that it has already affected life on Earth, causing rising ocean level in some areas, and falling levels in others.