Friday, October 24, 2008

Indians on the Moon

India launched its first probe to the moon on Wednesday, joining what is quickly becoming a world-wide space race. The probe, called Chandrayaan-1 (or "moon craft" in ancient Sanskrit), will take high-resolution photographs of the moon's surface and will attempt to find water ice, among other things. After which, it will throw off its dull metal casing to reveal a colorful silk dress, in which it will sing and gyrate accompanied by a bevy of backup dancers. I'm assuming. More details here.

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