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The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
According to the science nerds the sun is now 206,000 miles further from Earth than they told us before. Maybe some brainiac TEDster can explain why this is not a good time for all-out panic?
Closing Statement from edward long
Mostly tongue-in-cheek-- but based on an actual fact announced by scientists-- the 13 commenters seem well below the all-out-panic level on this issue of astronomical importance. It looks like the old adage that if Science says it it must be true is, yet again, borne-out. So, along with the Factorial of 1 being 1(1 X 0=1?) we can add the "scientific fact" that the distance between the Sun and the Earth is constant even though the Earth's orbit is not circular. Wait, what?--Edward Long