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Saturday, 3 January 2009

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The Senate sky at night

Today NASA, the North American Senator Agency, announced it had discovered a new planet in our solar system, and named it Obama.

Spokesman Professor Cape Kennedy said: 'The new planet can be seen from all parts of the world, but it has a curious make-up. It's sort of dark colored, but nobody knows yet where the planet originated - some believe it is from the Toqen Constellation, where the darkness is an advantage for planetary evolution, others that it is from the Caucasium System, where its mild lightness allows it importance in American scientific journals. But one very strange thing is true about Obama - it is almost entirely see-through.'

When asked what this meant, the professor explained: 'Its waves are very pleasant, and its pointing features and enamel structures are fine, but with a small telescope you can see straight through Obama, there is simply no substance to it. We doubt it will last more than four years, and will then disappear out of the Galaxy into obscurity. Another odd thing about it is that it can never stay in perfect orbit, which makes it hard for us to pin down what it actually consists of - let's hope it isn't just soft, bland cheese!'

President George 'Spacedout' Bush had this to say about the planet. 'Another planet? Wow! Ah was just saying to Laura Mars last week - honey, if I don't win this election then I may as well fly to the Moon!', and she just said 'I booked the tickets months ago.' She sure is funny. This Obama thaang sounds kinda weird, shouldn't we be declaring war on it or something? Or something? Dad?'

This is the second planet to be discovered since 2007, but the other one - which NASA named Capturos - turned out to be totally lifeless. Obama has yet to show any signs of life itself, and it is supected that the planet may suffer heavy bombardment from the Hillariton Belt of asteroids.

But the French space agency GARLIQ said: 'Who cares about the new planet? There's nothing new about this planet, it's just the same dead piece of rock with points and waves, floating round doing nothing and changing nothing. It might just as well be a lump of cheese! Vive la roquefort!' Anatole the mouse was too busy writing squeaky speeches for Democrat Senators to comment.

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