DID YOU KNOW that a new constellation has just taken hold of the sky, much to the surprise of many sky gazers? The constellation of Ollie the Owl has suddenly started dominating the southern hemisphere, as shown above. The constellation is taking the place of Wrinkles the Rhinoceros, who was unexpectedly voted off they sky by the other constellations.
OK, folks. April 1 which is a day of practical jokes, leg pulling, parody and pranks in Western culture was just over — but I since I found this APOD image while looking for April Fools’ Day pranks on the Internet I decided to compile a few astronomy and space related humor, including jokes, riddles, and cartoons to tickle your funny bone. By the way, those guys at APOD posts images like this every year.
Yeah, even astronomers play pranks, too.
The pictured above, a bird was photographed taking the Tololo All Sky Camera (TASCA) as a perch, a situation that would be even funnier if the bird’s talons hadn’t scratched the plastic enclosing dome.
(images can be clicked to see hi-res versions)
Q: What did the astronaut cook for lunch?
A: An unidentified frying object.
Q: Why didn’t the dog star laugh at the joke?
A: It was too Sirius.
Q: How does the solar system holds up its pants?
A: With an asteroid belt.
Q: What kind of cartoons do Martians watch?
Q: If a meteorite hits a planet, what do we call the ones that miss?
Q: What did the boy star say to the girl star?
A: I really glow for you.
Q: Why was the baby constellation sillier than the daddy constellation?
A: Because he was a little dipier.
Q: What do you call a crazy moon?
A: A Luna-Tick.
Q: What kind of songs do the planets like to sing?
Q: What kind of light goes around the Earth?
A: A satel-lite.
Q: What did Saturn say to Jupiter when he asked if he could call him?
A: Don’t call me, I’ll give you a ring.
Q: How does the man in the moon cut his hair?
A: Eclipse it.
A spiral galaxy walks into a pub. The landlord says “Sorry mate, you’re barred”.
It is estimated that 3.71 X 10^10 “first-star-tonight” wishes have been wasted on Venus.
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