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Watch this church get blasted by an interstellar missile

Remember when the Church got all up in Galileo's grill for challenging the geocentric interpretation of the Universe? Seeing this almost makes you wonder if the Universe is still a little sore about that.

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Then again, maybe it's just a coincidence. After all, that bright spot that you see arcing toward the church steeple and turning red in the moments before "impact" is no interstellar missile, it is (for once) actually a moon — our moon, to be exact; it only happens to look nefarious because it's been shot with a time exposure to reveal its motion and the motion of the surrounding stars.

And let's face it — if there are any cosmic bodies out there that would be down with geocentrism, the Moon would have to be it.

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[Video by Maik Thomas via Bad Astronomy]

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John Hazard

Bart caught it!

(beautiful video)