Tarry for the Nonce

July 5, 2005

Are the Stars Misaligned?

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 1:48 pm

An unbelievable space phenomenom has been spotted: an intellectual vortex.

NASA’s mission that sent a space probe smashing into a comet raised more than cosmic dust it also brought a lawsuit from a Russian astrologer.

Marina Bai has sued the U.S. space agency, claiming the Deep Impact probe that punched a crater into the comet Tempel 1 late Sunday “ruins the natural balance of forces in the universe,” the newspaper Izvestia reported Tuesday . . .

Bai is seeking damages totaling $300 million the approximate equivalent of the mission’s cost for her “moral sufferings,” Izvestia said, citing her lawyer Alexander Molokhov. She earlier told the paper that the experiment would “deform her horoscope.”

I think I should be compensated by Izvestia for the amount of time I spent reading about her “moral sufferings” and “deformed horoscope.” Really.

(Hat tip to Brent Taylor.)

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1 Comment

  1. This is like the extra-stupid version of the “Hands Off Halley!” people from 2061.

    Comment by Toly — July 5, 2005 @ 2:23 pm


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