Thursday, September 19, 2013

Han Solo found by NASA

So over the years I have often heard that the government keeps cutting NASAs funding to the point that they are getting less than a quarter of what they once were... To this I must say... This is why we shouldn't cut more of their funding...

So sometime back NASA's Messenger probe found this thing on Mercury. NASA had this little press release to explain the photo.
A portion of the terrain surrounding the northern margin of the Caloris basin hosts an elevated block in the shape of a certain carbonite-encased smuggler who can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. If there are two things you should remember, it’s not to cross a Hutt, and that Mercury’s surface can throw up all kinds of surprises. This block may be part of the original surface that pre-dates the formation of Caloris, which was shaped by material ejected during the basin-forming event. 
Ok so this isn't the only reason I say we should give them back their full budget, there are a great many reasons but I do love seeing that NASA has a sense of humor, well done guys :D


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