NASA's spaceship, appropriately named 'Deep Impact,' send home pictures recently of what appeared to be a misshapen penis and realized it was the Comet Hartley 2. Scientists high-fived each other as they viewed the photos that took three years to reach them.
Said one scientist, "It is oddly-shapen and not round like most celestial bodies. The closest we can compare this comet to is a small bent penis with gas coming out the end where the testicles would normally be. It is a marvel of science, to be sure." Scientists claim this is not the first time they've come across a celestial body that closely resembles human sexual parts. In 2009, the Hubble space telescope peered deeply into the darkness of the Vagin A Nebula, and came close to mapping the outer reaches of what they dubbed the Fallopian Twin Nebulae in 2006.
Deep Impact rendezvoused with Hartley around 10 a.m. on November 4 and took several indiscreet photographs of it from many angles. Scientists say the cost of this rendezvous and an earlier one in 2005 to photograph another non-penis shaped comet known as Tempel 1 cost the taxpayers roughly $42 million, far less than the sum it would have cost to mount another mission, airy-style, whatever that means.