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I thought YOU filed the Environmental Impact Statement?!?

Jul 5, 7:51 AM (ET)
MOSCOW (AP) - 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

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 Tuesday.
A Moscow court has postponed hearings on the case until late July, the paper

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 totaling 8.7 billion rubles ($300 million) - the
approximate equivalent of the mission's cost - for her "moral sufferings,"
Izvestia said, citing her lawyer Alexander Molokhov. She earlier told the
paper that the experiment would "deform her horoscope."

NASA representatives in Russia could not immediately be reached for comment.

Scientists say the crash did not significantly alter the comet's orbit
around the sun and said the experiment does not pose any danger to Earth. 

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