Scientists are trying to train telescopes on a moon crater, now being nicknamed "the mooner" by some observers. Several times in the past year NASA researchers have seen intimate parts of flashers streaking across the moon's surface.
Now astronomer Glutinous-Maximous of Barvaria, Germany, has offered confirmation of NASA's sighting, using a relatively inexpensive telescope set up on the roof of his apartment. "Glutus", as he is known in the bar below his apartment, says he has been mooned 21 times so far, but has yet to see the front side of the streaking flasher.
"I've been using my artificial intelligence to automatically detect the flashers, but that means sometimes I have to stare into my telescope with one eye as much as 10 hours at time. I click the photos, but when I look at the images later after a pint, they always seem to be the bastard's backside," said Gluts.
"I would really like to crack this case, as downstairs I am the butt of many jokes right now!" laughs Gluts. "Quit mooning about, they say!"
NASA spokesmen have said they would like to probe the moon in the place of the streakers, but fear having to make an early withdrawal.