I’m sure my headline has you all confused but bear with me and all will become clear in a moment.
The Iranians have announced that they are launching a monkey into space. Only 64 years after the Americans launched their first monkey and 59 years after the Russians launched their first animal into space, but who’s counting, and better late than never, eh?
From the ToI link above:
It appears Iran has decided to play catch-up with the US and
the USSRRussia in the space race.
Reportedly, the Islamic Republic is looking to send a monkey into space — and return it alive. Iran tried unsuccessfully to launch a monkey into the heavens and bring it back to earth in 2011.
This latest attempt allegedly has a 10-day window for launch, beginning January 31.
Iran Space Agency head Hamid Fazeli told the semi-official Iranian news agency Mehr that monkeys set for the trial are currently in quarantine.
Using our powers of logical reasoning, could it therefore be that it is not a monkey but actually a Jew that the Iranians are launching a Jew into space?
Perish the thought.
But wait! There’s more! Cue scary music…
Jerusalem’s Hebrew University has now had an asteroid named after it, at the request of its discoverer. Meet Hebrewu, the asteroid that is sure to conquer the world. (OK, I made that last bit up).
Hebrew University has made a name for itself as one of earth’s top universities — and now its fame has spread to space. The university has joined the ranks of people and places whose names appear on minor planets, with the International Astronomical Union (IAU) naming an asteroid in honor of the university – with the asteroid appropriately name “Hebrewu.”
Asteroid 271,763 was discovered by David H. Levy and Wendee Levy from Arizona, and Tom Glinos from Canada. Levy is a Canadian astronomer and science writer famous for his co-discovery of the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994 in the first collision of two solar system bodies ever observed.
Levy wanted to name an asteroid after the Hebrew University since completing a PhD at its English Department in June 2010. His dissertation explored the relationship between the night sky and the works of Shakespeare and other writers in the early modern period of English literature.
Is this a sign that the Jews really are conquering the entire universe as the Muslims tend to claim?
Or perhaps this is all simply a coverup for …. Pigs in Space!