I am about to invent a new drink, or possibly bake a very oddly shaped cake. I shall call it “Death by Saturn”. Fudge will be involved somewhere, although where I shall procure it on a Friday night in the middle of the crime-ridden ghetto I call home I am uncertain.
Part of my job involves keeping on top of the latest news in astronomy, and as such sometimes I get to hear about a lot of very unusual developments in the field. Some of it is cutting edge science, and some if it… well, it’s good for a laugh.
It suggests that NASA’s Cassini project, which involves a probe orbiting and documenting Saturn and its moons, will conclude in a deadly final act – NASA will plummet the probe into Saturn, where it will detonate and ignite the planet in a glory of nuclear fusion.
Saturn becomes a new sun, frying Earth in the process – but providing the potential of new life on one of its moons for those with plans to escape and found a New World Order.
It is called “The Lucifer Project”.
Cassini’s four year mission reached its conclusion this month, which is why all the crazy is popping up on the internet again. HEAD TO THE HIGHLANDS, DOOM WILL SPARE NONE!
NASA appears to have no plans to Lucifer it up a notch; in fact they recently announced that while Cassini’s original mission has come to an end, they now intend to begin another mission, to study Titan and Enceladus in even greater depth.
I’m curious, collective internet-brain – has a story involving something like Project Lucifer appeared in anything you’ve read over the years? I have a sneaking suspicion that I have seen this very plot in a comic or short story previously, but I can’t put my finger on it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to do some science. With self-raising flour. And an ice-cream scoop.
(FYI: The image in this article is an artist’s impression of Galileo burning up when falling into the Jovian atmosphere (the conspiracy nuts say this was NASA’s first attempt to create a new sun) by David A Hardy)
This has been a guest post by Wendy White, not MGK (some people seemed confused in the comments of Will’s last article). Honestly, would MGK need to ask people where that plot was lifted from? HE PROBABLY WROTE IT.
You can find Wendy at Solar Whelk, hiding from the REAL oncoming apocalypse which involves magnetised hammers, Bruce Willis and an episode of The Days of Our Lives.