Date: 26 Aug 1993 02:54:35 GMT
From: Jordin Kare <email@example.com>
Subject: light bulb jokes.(was: Re: Detecting Mars Observer)
In article <1993Aug25.firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey) writes:
>firstname.lastname@example.org (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!"]