2005-06-28

Cosmic Irony

Comet Tempel 1, due to play "windshield" to the Deep Impact probe's impactor "bug" on July 4, has decided to ruin the show by releasing spoilers of the film.

Of course, I imagine Hubble is one of the only things already set up to look right now, but I'm nonetheless amused at the fact that the comet is spewing its innards for us already, which of course was our goal to begin with. It would be rather like planning and launching a long voyage to Mars only to have the planet hop over and pick up our astronauts en route.

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