Sunday, December 25, 2011

Who says there's no humor in science? (Apr 1, 2010)

Current mood: amused

In honor of April Fools Day, Astronomy Picture of the Day has posted its annual photo-of-THIS-day:

Evidence Mounts for Water on the Moon

But don't forget:
Astronaut's Head Upgraded During Spacewalk
New Space Station Robot Asks to be Called "Dextre the Magnificent"
Americans Defeat Russians in First Space Quidditch Match
Hubble Resolves Expiration Date For Green Cheese Moon
Water On Mars
April Fools Day More Intense On Mars
A New Constellation Takes Hold (my personal favorite of the set)
Ski Mars!
Astronaut Kicks Lunar Field Goal

The archive actually does go back to sometime in 1995, but they didn't get into the humor back then. Even after they did, they didn't do it every year. Here are a few other interesting, though serious, April 1 APOD entries:
TIROS 1, the first weather satellite
Hale-Bopp and Andromeda
Comet Hyakutake, Big Dipper, and Observatory Dome

The 2001 and 2002 entries were revised for 2006 and 2007.

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