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Date: 26 Aug 1993 02:54:35 GMT
From: Jordin Kare <>
Subject: light bulb jokes.(was: Re: Detecting Mars Observer)
Newsgroups: alt.sci.planetary,

In article <> (Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey) writes:
> (Hugh D.R. Evans (ESA/ESTEC/WMA Netherlands)) writes:
>> Wasn't IRAS touted as being able to detect a 100 watt light bulb on Pluto 
>> (or have I fallen foul of propaganda) ?
>But IRAS found *no* lightbulbs on Pluto.  Another damned NASA failure!
> |       |     Bill Higgins   Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
>   -   -       Internet:  HIGGINS@FNAL.FNAL.GOV

Nonsense.  If you think about the orbital geometry for a moment, 
you'll realize that observations from Earth (including Earth orbit) can 
only see the sunlit side of Pluto.  And not even NASA expects to find
lightbulbs left on during the day....

["Do you think we are fools?  We will land on the sun AT NIGHT!"]

	Jordin Kare

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