Thursday, January 22, 2004

Maybe Howard Dean Scared the Poor Thing

Over the years, Mars has seen many exploratory missions fail. Now it seems that the red planet may have claimed yet another victim.

Yesterday NASA lost virtually all communication with the Mars Spirit rover. Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are frantically working to get to the root of the problem and reestablish radio contact with the probe. This development was largely unexpected since the mission had been proceeding smoothly thus far.

In particular, NASA experts are examining the very last photo sent by the rover for subtle signs of any potential hazards they may have previously missed:

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