Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The moon in your third house and a rocket in your fourth

Looks like all the work spent on the 80's "Star Wars" project might have paid off.

For those of you too young to remember, or simply had their mind blanked by Jar-Jar Binks, the "Star Wars" project was a nuclear missile defense project where a system of armed satellites and ground based defenses would shoot incoming missiles out of the sky.

Needless to say not much happened with it. However the technology to shoot a fast moving small object out of the sky with another moving small object might have paid off with NASA's Deep Impact project. Of course this object is moving at 23,000 miles per hour. The impact made a flash in the sky (just in time for July 4, eh).

Of course, where there is an impact, there is a lawsuit. Marina Bai, a Russian astrologer is suing NASA and seeking $300m (£170m) in damages, for crashing Deep Impact's "impactor" probe into the Tempel 1 comet, claiming it has distorted her horoscope.

Personally, I'd be more worried by Dr Fun's take of the situation.

take care,
Will

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