Charlie Drake's boomerang, thrown near Alice Springs in Northern Australia in the early 1970s has been spotted by the Hubble telescope spinning its way down to Ayer's Rock.
Aborigine Chiefs have been informed and huge nets have been erected to protect the sacred lump of sandstone. Experts investigating its trajectory have plotted its predicted point of impact with the earth using an old vinyl 45 rpm gramophone record found in Alice Springs.
Transcribing some words from the record:
"My boomerang won't come back,
My boomerang won't come back,
I've waved the thing all over the place,
Practised till I was black in the face,
I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back.
I can ride a kangaroo
Make kinkajou stew
But I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back",
Playing the record backwards and feeding the data into new Blu-Ray Sat-Nav equipment, the apparent co-ordinates of the boomerang's landing spot were extrapolated. Experts are confident that they may have prevented a cultural disaster by placing the nets at the impact site.