13 September 2022

The Stupidest Tweet Ever

I know that this is a pretty high bar to clear, but when someone associated with probe that NASA is sending to Uranus tweets a request for a name for asid mission, we have reached unparalleled levels of stupidity.

This makes the whole Boaty McBoatface thing look like Ernest Hemingway: 

Asking the public to name things is a terrible idea. Just ask any sailor who nearly served on the good ship Boaty McBoatface. But here we are again (albeit in a less official capacity, perhaps they learned) after an unofficial Twitter account appealed to the Internet to name a probe that will shortly explore Uranus.

The Uranus Orbiter and Probe is a project that NASA hopes will be launched sometime in the early 2030s. The mission would spend several years orbiting Uranus, possibly sending a probe down through its atmosphere to the surface. It could tell us a lot about the makeup of the ice giant, which is why such an important mission's name should not be left to the public.

However, the Ice Giant Missions Twitter account asked its followers what the mission should be called.

Do I really need to go into detail here as to what happened?


Anonymous said...

Not the Uranal PROBE!!!

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