Thursday, October 30, 2008

Disturbance on Mars? Someone Call the Cops

Well, here's some strange news: Astronomers are reporting what appear to be a series of explosions on the surface of Mars. Even the two Mars rovers sent back data on several "seismic events" before mysteriously going silent. NASA attributes the lack of communication to a software glitch, and engineers are working to resolve the issue.

Of greater concern is the loss of contact with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which had been mapping the surface of the red planet. Some experts are speculating that perhaps Mars was hit by several meteors, one of which may have also struck the Orbiter. If true, that would represent the loss of a valuable exploration tool.

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