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NASA telescope’s Twitter account hacked by someone’s hot butt

Full moon rising.

 

Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Jul 6, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 12:10 pm CDT

NASA‘s Kepler space telescope has revealed more than 2,300 previously unknown exoplanets since its launch in 2009—crucial work in the search for habitable planets and life beyond Earth. On Wednesday morning, its Twitter account got hacked by a sexy butt

Whoever got into the @NASAKepler account pinned a tweet featuring a fetching derriere in red panties and a porn spam link. It may seem like a strange choice of accounts to break into, but with more than 500,000 followers, Kepler’s Twitter is a pretty juicy target.

Everything’s back to normal now.

But the brief booty invasion provided an opportunity for space enthusiasts to make their best Ph.D.-level jokes about “moons” and “Uranus.”

https://twitter.com/dylan27w/status/750737706565701632

https://twitter.com/haggard_dad/status/750693298264641536

Shut up, nerds. 

H/T Graham Cluley

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*First Published: Jul 6, 2016, 4:09 pm CDT