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Kolkata couple buys plot on moon!

Kolkata couple buys plot on the moon!

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 14:24 IST

A Kolkata-based couple has tried their luck to have a dream home on the moon by purchasing two acres of land there for $100 from an agent through Internet.

Anish Dasgupta and his wife Soma, residents of Howrah district, paid for the purchase on the Internet with a credit card.

Dasgupta, a travel consultant, told a TV channel which said that he came across on the Internet offering land for sale on the moon and then thought of shifting to the satellite.

Documents of the purchase were sent to him after the transaction, he said.

"The location of the land is tract 34, latitude 13.5 degree south and longitude 47.5 degree west," he said.

The plot, Dasgupta added, was a little off Oceanus Procellarum, known as the Ocean of Storms, as mentioned in the 'ownership certificate' he received.

He said that when Russia could send a tourist to space, it was not a far-fetched notion to reside on lunar surface.

"But then, if people think I'm looney, let them think so," he added.

First Published: Aug 24, 2006 14:24 IST