All over the globe, people are searching out their lunar land ownership certificates to see if Friday's bombing by NASA has targeted their property. If it turns out that someone owns the area concerned, based on the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 they may well be able to sue NASA for damages.
Occasional Spoof writer Roy Turse has owned a one-acre plot of the moon's surface since 1991 when his family bought it for him as a Christmas present. It cost £9.99 from a registered on-line celestial real estate agency. His lunar land area is located in the Cabeus region at the extreme south of the moon, near to the NASA impact site.
"They say the crash is the equivalent of two tonnes of TNT," Roy has told reporters, "The damage to my property could be enormous."
However, Roy is holding off on his litigation until the test results are published. "If NASA's tests discover something really useful on my land it could make it extremely valuable," he said, "Then I would be over the moon."