The excitement following NASA’s flyby of Pluto yesterday was replaced by frustration today, after it became apparent that Bill Shorten was not, in fact, there as had been hoped.
There had been high hopes that the Australian Opposition Leader – who hasn’t been seen in more than two years – would be found on what is considered to be the last unexplored world of the solar system.
“We can confirm there is no evidence of life on Pluto. And Bill Shorten isn’t there either,” a NASA spokesperson said today.
There had earlier been hopes that a small dot sighted on the dwarf planet was evidence of Mr Shorten, but it was later confirmed to be an inert block of rock.
The search continues.