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Third Rock from the Sun

As of this writing (12/2/96), NASA plans to launch a Mars probe (the Mars Pathfinder) tomorrow morning. Over the weekend, the local Washington DC ABC affiliate (WJLA, channel 7) newscaster introduced the report with this teaser: "NASA is gearing up to explore the third rock from the Sun this week..."

Hey, I can do that from here! Just look down. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. Oddly, the TV show "Third Rock from the Sun" is on NBC, not ABC. Maybe she shouldn't have brought it up at all...



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