January 22, 2004

Horny Martians

Nasa's Mars rover Spirit has stopped sending useful data to Earth:

At around 0302 GMT on Thursday, the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in orbit around the planet received a signal from the rover suggesting that its UHF radio was on.

But Spirit was only transmitting "pseudo-noise", a random series of zeroes and ones in binary code and not anything the scientists could decipher.

I think the little spirit has probably decided to go into the herbal viagra business. This is a great moment for inter-planetary commerce. Get yours while supplies last!

Posted by thom at January 22, 2004 05:41 PM | TrackBack

You should also note the dates on the two stories. Another example of life imitating parody. We live in strange days indeed.

Posted by: SuperSmartGuy at January 22, 2004 05:47 PM
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