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Preprepared Legal Defense for Rosetta's Act of Aggression

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Lest the crashing of Rosetta be interpreted as a hostile act, I think we should think about what we'd say about it if asked by extraterrestrials.

At the very least, we'd get done for fly-tipping.

Ian Tindale, Sep 30 2016

Invasion of Jupiter https://www.spacean...tes-inside-jupiter/
As mentioned in an annotation. [Vernon, Oct 02 2016]

Invasion of Eros http://www.nature.c.../full/413390a0.html
As mentioned in an annotation. [Vernon, Oct 02 2016]

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       er, thats not an idea, unless you put "shrink wrap spacecraft with EULA to provide theoretical participation of outer space object' with it
beanangel, Sep 30 2016
  

       //shrink wrap spacecraft with EULA to provide theoretical participation of outer space object' on it//   

       _at_ it, shirley?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2016
  

       The irony is that a EULA would make them more likely to want to attack us.
RayfordSteele, Sep 30 2016
  

       ESA website "The descent gave Rosetta the opportunity to study the comet’s gas, dust and plasma environment very close to its surface...".   

       Hmm, that'll never get past the claims adjuster. Nice try though.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 30 2016
  

       We're going about this all wrong - the best form defence is attack. I say we put in a claim on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko's insurance.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2016
  

       So why isn't it called attack, instead of defence?
Ian Tindale, Sep 30 2016
  

       Because that's just what they'd be expecting.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2016
  

       whiplash!
po, Oct 01 2016
  

       First thing to do is check if 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has a dashcam.
8th of 7, Oct 01 2016
  

       Hmm, seeing as 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is going at 38 km/s couldn't they just have left a brick in the way?
not_morrison_rm, Oct 01 2016
  

       sp. Aggression
pertinax, Oct 02 2016
  

       Speaking of aggressions against various non-Earthly objects, there have been lots of thing sent to the Moon, some of which were deliberately crashed to make seismic waves, and of course certain robotic invaders sent to Mars are still going strong. Venus and Jupiter and even the asteroid Eros have also been targets of invading objects --I'll add a couple links.   

       Logically, if the natives of all those places got together to create a united front against us, we could be in trouble!
Vernon, Oct 02 2016
  

       //Act of Agression//   

       A bunch of farmers in space-suits conquer the asteroid and set about tilling the soil. Their flag is, of course, a scarecrow.
FlyingToaster, Oct 02 2016
  
      
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