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Topics: NASA, Pluto

Sunday, 14 October 2007

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Cape Canaveral, Florida (IP) - NASA has recalled the New Horizons mission to Pluto. The space craft is performing a U-turn and will return to Earth as commanded.

The reason being given for the recall is that Pluto was demoted from planetary status in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAA) and NASA says it no longer gives a darn about visiting the former 9th planet.

Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto 75 years ago using a blink comparator that showed the star-like image appear next to a star where there had been no image the night before. An eleven year old English school girl named Venetia Phair gave Pluto its name.

Recently a brawl broke out during a keg party thrown for NASA scientists. A dozen vans full of members from the IAA had pulled up to the parking lot where the party was underway. There was an angry exchange of words between the NASA people and the IAA gang and fists flew.

Afterwards everybody became friends and the IAA guys joined the party. Almost everybody involved in the fight wears thick eye glasses and local eye glass shops have seen a sharp rise in business.

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