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Re: I thought YOU filed the Environmental Impact Statement?!?



At 03:25 PM 7/5/05 +0000, "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE@mailaps.org> wrote:
>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
>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 Tuesday.
>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 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.
>
>
>Alan
>WA4SCA



I wonder if the comet had impacted the Earth would he have complained, or 
would that have been the natural order of things and acceptable.  I wonder 
if he's also going to complain about us driving around on Mars.

KB7ADL
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