MOSCOW — NASA's mission that sent a space probe smashing into a comet raised more than cosmic dust — it also brought a lawsuit from a Russian astrologer.
Marina Bai has sued the U.S. space agency, claiming the Deep Impact probe that punched a crater into the comet Tempel 1 late Sunday "ruins the natural balance of forces in the universe," the newspaper Izvestia reported today. A Moscow court has postponed hearings on the case until late July, the paper said.
The probe's comet crash sent up a cloud of debris that scientists hope to examine to learn how the solar system was formed.
Bai is seeking damages totalling 8.7 billion rubles ($300 million U.S.) — the approximate equivalent of the mission's cost — for her "moral sufferings," Izvestia said, quoting her lawyer Alexander Molokhov. She earlier told the paper that the experiment would ``deform her horoscope."
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2606 times:
Does astrology take into account all of the spacerocks not documented officially, let alone any of them? We cannot just count planets and stars, there is more out there, all tied by gravity. I'd say everyone's astrological charts are out of whack without the big picture.
Those charts are already convenient enough to apply to generally everyone.
I'm not gonna bash her, just that my thoughts on the matter have ended. I hope I never hear about it.
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