After millions of years the Sun has finally got an owner – 49-year-old Spanish lady Angeles Duran said on Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.
Angeles Duran from Spain’s soggy region of Galicia – a sun-drenched region on the boarder with Spain and Portugal – said that she registered the star at a local notary public as being her property after learning about the American man, who registered moon and most planets in our solar system as his property.
Angeles Duran says that the Sun officially belongs to her now, having had the celestial body registered in her name at a local notary office.
There is an international agreement, which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she added.
“I checked and found that despite all the people buying stars no-one had purchased the Sun in our solar system and, as it was free, I decided to take it.
“My lawyer laughed when I filed my claim but he checked with the officials that register such things and discovered it was possible.
“There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first,” the New York Post quoted her as telling online edition of daily El Mundo. “I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first,” she added.’
The document issued by the notary public declares Duran to be the “owner of the Sun, a star of spectral type G2, located in the center of the solar system, located at an average distance from Earth of about
Ms Duran, who lives in the town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation”s pension fund.
She would dedicate another 10 per cent to research, another 10 per cent to ending world hunger – and would keep the remaining 10 per cent herself.
“It is time to start doing things the right way, if there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and people”s wellbeing, why not do it?” she concluded. [via Daily Mail (UK) and La Voz de Galicia]