Astrologist sues NASA over comet crash
A Russian astrologist who says NASA has altered her horoscope by crashing a spacecraft into a comet is suing the US space agency for damages of $US300 million.
NASA deliberately crashed its probe into the Tempel 1 comet to unleash a spray of material formed billions of years ago, which scientists hope will shed new light on the composition of the solar system.
"It is obvious that elements of the comet's orbit, and correspondingly the ephemeris, will change after the explosion, which interferes with my astrology work and distorts my horoscope," Izvestia daily quoted astrologist Marina Bai as saying in legal documents submitted before the collision.
A spokeswoman for a Moscow district court said initial preparations for the case had begun but could not say when the hearing would begin.
NASA representatives in Moscow were unavailable for comment.