Meanwhile, it’s Friday. Something topical this week.
The Plutonian Open Golf Championship, 2015, by Gordon Lawrie
There was – by Plutonian standards – great excitement as the Plutonian Golf Open Championship approached. Golf was relatively new to the planet, developed initially for Neptunian holidaymakers.
However, ten years previously sponsors funded an annual Plutonian Open, and this year the whole planet was buzzing with excitement over rumours that the new Earth wunderkind, Jordan Spieth, was going to take part. Success on Pluto would complete the Solar Grand Slam, and crowds lined up in the streets to await his arrival by the spaceship New Horizons.
There was therefore great disappointment when the craft flew on past the planet without landing …