In an embarrassing mistake sure make some heads roll, as well as eyes, NASA issued a retraction to a recent story that the long-theorized, but never confirmed, "Earth's Second Moon" had been found, once it was confirmed it was actually a picture of Kim Kardashian’s rear end.
Sourced confirmed that the mistake occurred after a data technician accidentally copied a picture of Ms. Kardashian’s rear to the Lost Moon project folder, instead of his thumb drive. NASA has taken steps to prevent such errors from occurring again including shutting off access to inappropriate websites.
NASA project leader, Bill “Buffalo” Bottoms said he was sorry for the mistake. He said when they first saw the picture, they thought something was wrong. “I mean, it was too perfect, the team expected some kind of impact craters due to its anticipated age, but there was nothing," Bottoms said.
In a statement from the technician, he said "It was a long night, and I was getting bored looking through all those stupid pictures of star fields and galaxies. I took a little break to look at something more interesting. I guess when I went back to work, I didn't realize I'd copied that picture to the project folder. You know, late at night, one big ass astronomical object sorta looks like another!" he said.
NASA apologized for the mistake, and said they plan to rename NGC 7635, (shown above), known as the Bubble Nebula, as the Kim K Nebula.
Ms. Kardashian was unavailable for comment.