Space caturday

Space caturday

Space caturday

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Feb. 4 2012 7:00 AM

Space caturday

This is cute and all, but I was debating whether to run it on the blog or not when I got to the 1:05 mark or so, and decided to go ahead. Why? Watch:

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Did you get the joke?

It's a Chandra X-ray Observatory image in the background if that helps. Note the cat.

Also, the next shot shown of a cat batting at Io was also pretty funny.

They did miss a sure bet, though: Cat's Eye, and the Cat's Paw nebula. Neither of which, I'll note, is in Leo.