Monday, May 19, 2008

OUR GREAT WHITE ROO


Anyone who wants to wear a white T-shirt and smile for a satellite photo should be at Monash University's Clayton campus tomorrow morning.
NASA will use four satellites to photograph the kangaroo and measure how much of the sun's warmth would be lost if the planet were covered in white cloud which bounces sunlight back into space.
The "space roo" is 32 metres by 18 metres and made from white cardboard and scientists will compare the photos with images taken a year ago.

9 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"NASA will use four satellites to photograph the kangaroo and measure how much of the sun's warmth would be lost if the planet were covered in white cloud..."

Or possibly, how much warmth would be lost if the planet were covered by a large, white, cardboard kangaroo...

JahTeh said...

Or a very large white pommy!
Bwhahahahhaha

Bwca said...

I wish I could see all that fun
but I am stuck in the bush with real kangaroos allover the place and their warmth is from very fuzzy fur.

Brian Hughes said...

"I am stuck in the bush with real kangaroos all over the place and their warmth is from very fuzzy fur."

There's so many euphermisms in that lot that I'm not even going to go there.

Jayne said...

Starts humming "6 white boomers, snow white boomers..."

Spud said...

That is awesome. Can I borrow your giant white Kangaroo once you guys are finished with it???

JahTeh said...

Spud, no but we'll sell you a large white pommy if you'd like.

Jayne, there was a bit of sunshine this morning before the cloud took over so I hope they got the shots.

Bwca, don't tease the Hughes.

Ozfemme said...

Who would want to buy a large white pommy? We had to put ours out with the hard rubbish.

JahTeh said...

Couldn't even sell him, eh Oz?