Thursday, November 08, 2007

Planetary HNT

HOUSTON--Scientists at NASA's Planetary Exploration Division have released photos of what is considered to be one of the major discoveries of the 21st century. Within the past 10 days, the discovery of a massive new planet has surfaced. In keeping with the naming of planets after Roman gods, this one is known as Osbasso. It is described as a large planet, somewhat soft, and a thin, gaseous atmosphere, widely considered to be composed of high concentrations of methane.

Astronomers are perplexed by the surface of Osbasso. It does not appear to be pock-marked such as the craters found on the moon, though they don't believe that's always been the case. As can be seen in the photos, the shape of the planet is almost perfectly round, and is noticeably lacking in any sorts of large bumps or ridges. It is thought that the surface is constantly changing, with a fine layer of organic material covering it. As can be seen in the photos, the color seems to change, depending upon the angle. Scientists are still unsure of the light source.

It is hoped by those at NASA's P.E.D. that future photos of the far side of the planet will become available. They are excited at the possibility that more exotic features exist that are not seen on the near side. While they hope that they might find a face on the surface, similar to the "face" that is seen on Mars, they admit that the far side might just turn out to be more of the same. Secretly, however, many of them hoped to find tiny alien crop circles.

When asked for comment, a SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) spokesman responded that even though the discovery of Osbasso was significant, it was not believed that any intelligent life would be found.

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