A woman in Spain has claimed that she is the owner of the sun after she got it registered as her property. She now plans to charge people who benefit from the sun's energy, it was reported.
Fortynine-year-old Angeles Duran, a resident of Vigo in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia, applied for ownership of the sun after she learnt that similar claims had been made by a US national on the Moon, Mars and Venus, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 prevents any government from staking claim over celestial bodies, but it doesn't extend to private individuals and she was backed by her notary after consulting legal institutions in the country.
Duran was issued with a document that declares she is "the owner of the Sun, a star of spectral type G2, located in the centre of the solar system, at an averaged distance from Earth of around 149,600,000 kilometres".Spanish woman registers the sun as her property