Nasa crashed a probe into a comet last weekend. An incredible achievement, given that (as Bad Astronomy Blog points out):
a comet orbiting the Sun at 30 kilometers per second is hit by a probe moving at 10 km/sec, and images were taken by yet another instrument sweeping past the whole event.
Now that must have taken some serious calculus! The collision was monitored by many Earth telescopes and the debris produced exceeded predictions, which is very interesting. However, at this point we must Bring On The Muppetry!
An astrologer in Russia is suing NASA (really) because the orbit of the comet has been affected:
…Ms Marina’s [sic] claims to be experiencing “a moral trauma” – which only a payment of $300m (252m euros;