posted on May, 6 2005 @ 03:44 PM
A Russian Astrologer who believes that the destruction of a comet by N.A.S.A in July this year will disrupt the the natural balance of the universe,
has been given the go ahead by a Russian court to sue the U.S space agency. Earlier a lower court threw out the case over jurisdiction but a new
ruling has been set after Marina Bai's lawyer argued that it does fall in Russian jurisdiction with the space agency having an office in the Moscow
US Embassy. Mrs Bai is seeking to restrict the space agency's plans to carry out the "Project Deep Impact" which will release an impacter after
travelling to the comet Tempel 1 which will create a crater on the comet that could be as big as a football field.
A Russian court has ruled that an astrologer can proceed with a lawsuit against the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its
plans to bombard a comet.
In a $US279 million project, NASA in January launched the Deep Impact spacecraft.
It will travel to the comet and release an impactor - a 370-kilogram self-guided mass - on July 4, which is expected to create a crater that could be
as large as a football stadium.
Effects of the collision will be visible from earth with an amateur telescope.
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Mrs bai's lawyer has said the comet holds special significance to her after her grandfather pointed out the comet to his future wife.
N.A.S.A launched the Deep Impact spacecraft in January this year with the project costing 279 Million dollars US. The space agency has said that the
project will give clues on the formation of the universe and information on altering courses of comets and asteroids who are on a collision course
with the planet.
Even though this woman may sound a tad "Nutty" she is right in what she says. Once again someone is destroying a part of nature and our balanced
universe all in the name of experimentation.
[edit on 6-5-2005 by Mayet]