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Thursday, 6 November 2008

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Legendary Akkadian astronomers thought it is the dislodged precious gemstone lens of the zodiac's awesome bird of prey

Summer Triangle, Northern Hemisphere - (X-Files Mess): A 2,500 mile wide, 50 trillion trillion carat diamond asteroid has been sighted by the Hubble Telescope near Aquila, the constellation named after the eagle.

The massive rainbow-striped sparkler is orbiting the alpha star Altair, the brightest celestial body at the vertex of the Summer Triangle asterism.

Its presence confirms ancient pre-Sumerian legends that once told of a vast jewel 'in the eye of the sky-eagle' which Akkadian astronomers claimed was the dislodged precious gemstone lens of the zodiac's awesome bird of prey.

The diamond asteroid is being tracked by a NASA science team that has named its Altair precious gemstone-prospecting Moon-digger rocket - previously the Lunar Surface Access Module - in the constellation's honor.

NASA's Project Constellation is ostensibly scheduled to begin in 2019 using the Altair spacecraft for lunar sortie and lunar outpost missions.

Hubble's recent confirmation of the Aquila constellation diamond asteroid however may mean that a prototype Moon-digger rocket will be dispatched to the Summer Triangle sometime early in 2009.

Retrieving just one 10ft x 10ft chunk of the celestial precious gemstone would be enough to pay for all the excesses of recent western capitalist fiascos many times over.

Further developments are expected soon.

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