Thursday, January 22, 2004

Silence of Mars Rover Worrisome (

Another conspiraxy theory is born

And a hundred more receive fuel and fodder. Silence of Mars Rover Worrisome (

The situation was somewhat mysterious, however, because no single failure scenario could readily explain the rover's behavior, said project manager Pete Theisinger. ... At 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, as the problem was becoming clear, the rover contacted a second U.S. orbiter, the Mars Global Surveyor, as it passed overhead, but the signal contained no data -- just "a random pattern of zeros and ones," said Richard Cook, deputy project manager.

Of course, I have carefully removed anything from the article that might interfere with the clear conclusion that Martians have taken over the craft and are now reverse-engineering it.


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