Lost moon landing footage and Pink Floyd

How, you may ask, are these related… First of all, in case you didn’t know, NASA admitted recently (last week) that they had lost the original moon landing footage. They still have the copy (the one we got to see on TV), which is of a much lower quality than the original, but the high quality one is lost… With the story all over the news, they had to start a formal search for the missing tapes and admit to the world that they had no clue as to where the original moon landing film was…
 
Now, where does Pink Floyd and more specifically Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon fit in? Apparently, rock video director Peter Clifton had ordered the reel in 1979 for a rock film he was making about Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon but forgot he had it until seeing a news report on television recently…
 
This is not the end of it however. We are talking 700 tapes here, of which only 2 have been recovered…
 
Of course some would say the moon landing was faked and that losing images of a hoax is not such a big deal but I’m not going to go into that, I really wouldn’t know…
 

 
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Our solar system is expanding!

I heard this story on the news while I was on holiday and couldn’t really believe what I was hearing… 3 new planets? WHAT? Where have they been all this time?! Anyway, it turns out scientists have been working on a definition for a planet and came up with a planet being "an object that orbits the sun but is massive enough for its own gravity to put it into a spherical shape". Apparently, according to this definition, there are 12 planets in our solar system…
 
Nothing is final yet, but it looks like they might actually go for this… The voting will be held on the 24th of August in Prague…
 


25/08/2006 Update:

Well
they decided they wouldn’t go for the 12 planet thing but to avoid
having to add UB313 (Xena) as a planet they had to demote Pluto… so
one less planet in our solar system… too bad though, Pluto used to be
my favourite…