just procrastinating

Thursday, July 01, 2004

NASA has this Cassini spacecraft that is currently orbiting Saturn. Here is the justification for the mission:
Scientists hope the mission will provide important clues about how the planets formed. Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun and the second-largest, intrigues scientists because it is like a model of the early solar system, when the sun was surrounded by a disk of gas and dust.
Can't we just admit to the real reason for the mission: Saturn looks cool. Why make up some bullshit justification? It's cool. Period. We want better pictures.

I recently conducted a local survey on favorite planets (sample size=2), and the result was that 100% of the females said Saturn was their favorite planet. Also 100% of the males laughed and said that their favorite planet was Uranus.

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