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Happy Breakaway Day!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSep 13, 2007 7:00 AM

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On this day, eight years ago, a magnetic anomaly due to a nuclear waste buildup on the Moon hurtled our only natural satellite out of Earth orbit. All hands on Moonbase Alpha were presumed lost. What? You're not a "Space:1999" fan? Fine then. But you're missing out on some classic pure 1970s cheese-o-rama. I found this image years ago. Sigh. If only.

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