Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Astrologer Sues NASA Over Comet Probe
How much does mucking with the heavens cost? $300 million. Yes, apparently the slight deflection of Comet Tempel 1 by the Deep Impact probe will ruin poor Marina Bai's horoscope, and we all know that will actually have an effect on something. I can't wait to see the terror in astrologers' eyes when we start moving and mining the asteroids. And really, would she still complain if Tempel 1 had been on a direct course to hit her hometown and now will not? And how does she know that the comet's new location won't make her horoscope better?
Incidentally, NASA says the probe's impact had a negligible effect on Tempel 1's orbit.
Posted by Ryan at 4:45 PM