The 123rd Space Carnival is now live at Weird Warp. Lots of bloggy goodness there, as usual. Go take a peek!
Shame on you Dr. Plait, still nothing on Saturn from you (The most eminent astronomer).
Damn Phil, PZ just called you lazy on your Saturn coverage. He scooped ya!
At Cabeus did NASA geeks,
A swifty Centaur rocket hurl,
Where dust, and mayhap water reeks,
‘Pon craters numberless, and peaks,
Under the cosmic whirl.
Sent twice two tons of massy metal,
To feel out lunar soil’s fettle.
And also careful cameras set,
To record impact on lunar rill,
Ensure the wants of public met,
Make time long record of the thrill,
Assure sunny days for budget till.
But, oh! When stopwatch ended countdown,
To indicate the mighty crashdown,
Appeared no hint of fiery flash down,
There on Selene’s apparition.
Were the cameras to be faulted,
For missing flash on Moon assaulted?
Or had some Lunar Politician,
Told a junior lab technician,
Strip down that leftover techy thing,
From building that new Saturn ring,
Set a force field strong and watchful,
Stop this arrogant Earthly mission,
Enough of supine swallowing guff,
Set a force field strong enough,
Halt this impudent Terrine bull,
Teach those Earthlings they’re not hot stuff!
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