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June 28, 2011 9:39 AM   Subscribe

One hundred years ago today, the Nakhla meteorite fell to earth in Abu Hommos, Egypt, bearing possible evidence of life on Mars. And possibly vaporizing a dog.

The dog may be the only recorded meteorite casualty in modern times; getting hit by a meteorite is pretty improbable. Probably.
posted by MrVisible (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Poor little doggy.
posted by infinitywaltz at 9:43 AM on June 28, 2011


In case anyone was wondering, the dog's name was Lucky.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:45 AM on June 28, 2011 [7 favorites]


Interestingly, Earth just had a near-miss with a garbage truck-sized meteor yesterday.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:46 AM on June 28, 2011


Ha - you people said that the chances of anything coming from Mars were a million to one - but still, they come. And vaporize our dogs. I hope you idiots feel ashamed of yourselves.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 9:49 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


One hundred years ago today, the Nakhla meteorite fell to earth in Abu Hommos, Egypt, bearing possible evidence of life on Mars. And possibly vaporizing a dog.

I can't believe we are letting the Martians just attack us like that.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:51 AM on June 28, 2011


One hundred years ago today, Mars killed a dog.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:52 AM on June 28, 2011


Interestingly, Earth just had a near-miss with a garbage truck-sized meteor yesterday.

From the link:

"It will get so close to the Earth that the asteroid's trajectory will be altered by our planet's gravitational field."

There are three possibilities here: Astronomer Mark Thompson is a lousy astronomer, he has a lousy editor, or either he or his editor thinks the readers are dolts.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:09 AM on June 28, 2011


> he has a lousy editor, or either he or his editor thinks the readers are dolts.

Probably that, since he also used the term "butt-clenchingly close".
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:18 AM on June 28, 2011


One hundred years ago today, Mars killed a dog.


Ack ack ack ack! Ack, ack ack? ACK ACK ACK ACK ACK! Ack ack ack, ACK ACK!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:18 AM on June 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


One hundred years ago today, Mars killed a dog.

If elected, I promise to not let this injustice stand. We will mobilize our industry, our people, and our nation under one banner. One mission.

We are going to bomb the fuck out of mars.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 11:18 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


We should build a temple around this rock, and pray toward it, but not in an idolatrous or polytheistic way.
posted by orthogonality at 12:40 PM on June 28, 2011


Did anybody spot Michael Palin at the scene?
posted by Skeptic at 12:45 PM on June 28, 2011


Now we just use the Mars Volta to achieve the same effect.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 1:35 PM on June 28, 2011


Aerosolized pork brains yesterday, vaporized dogs today...oh mefi what will tomorrow bring?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 4:05 PM on June 28, 2011


A message scribed on the meteorite was decoded; it reads: "Allo, daffy Earthish kniggets and Monsieur George-King, who has the brain of a duck, you know! So, we Martian fellows out-wit you another time!"
posted by Twang at 8:40 PM on June 28, 2011


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