Neil deGrasse Tyson Notices the Hubble Space Telescope’s Just an Orbiting Stanley Cup
Yeah, once you've seen this you can't really unsee it. It scorches the memory that way.
Hockey in Orbit: Is it just me, or does the @NHL Stanley Cup look like the Hubble Space Telescope? pic.twitter.com/gNHIH20whR
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 19, 2013
It’s not just you, Neil. The Hubble Space Telescope absolutely looks like the Stanley Cup, and now we’ll never be able to unsee it.
In fact, now we’re convinced that the famously well-traveled Cup — which travels with the NHL’s championship team for a few months every year — has a new destination on its bucket list: Space, where it can get its photo taken with its long-lost spiritual sibling. Now we just need to get a representative of the Hockey Hall of Fame, one of whom escorts the Cup in all of its many journeys, trained as an astronaut and make it happen. I’m just spitballing, Hockey Hall of Fame, but we know a recently unemployed Canadian who might be perfect for the job.
- Even Canadian hockey gets a little sloppy sometimes, as immortalized in this gif
- How many newborn planets has the Stanley Cup spotted, though?
- The Hubble can see for miles and miles and miles and…well, you get the idea
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