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NASA Launches Giant Magnifying Glass Into Space 115

ByronScott writes "Early this morning NASA kicked off Operation LENS, an ambitious plan to concentrate and collect solar power using a giant magnifying glass in outer space. Long speculated to be a rumor, the 7,000,000 ft. wide lens was fabricated over the course of the past three years and launched from Cape Canaveral much to the dismay of almost every scientist in the world. While the first phase went exactly as planned, the plan hit a major snag when the magnifying glass began to work a bit too well, and ended up scorching large regions in the western hemisphere."
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NASA Launches Giant Magnifying Glass Into Space

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  • Re:LOLOLOLOL (Score:3, Interesting)

    by DJLuc1d ( 1010987 ) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @05:55PM (#31703266)
    God forbid anyone have a little fun 1 day out of the year. It's April fools day, Slashdot has been doing this forever, yet somehow people still fail to expect an April fools day joke on April fools, and then whine like it couldn't have been foreseen at every single article. If you really can't handle some people enjoying themselves, get away from /. for the day. Your SCO lawsuit, microsoft-blunder-of-the-week, MAFIAA, and LHC news will be back tomorrow. For today, you just have to take the needle out of your arm.

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