You know, I’m sure that one day, long after we’re gone, the inhabitants of Mars will declare war on Earth and invade our puny planet in retaliation for year and YEARS of us bombing the hell out of them with our little probes.
NASA Rover Lands on Mars, Begins Transmitting Photos
Sunday, January 04, 2004
PASADENA, Calif. – A NASA rover plunged through the atmosphere of Mars and bounced down upon its rocky surface Saturday night, beginning a mission to roam the Red Planet in search of evidence that it was once suitable for life.
Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory let out whoops of joy and embraced one another as signals from the Spirit rover indicated it had survived the landing.
Within hours it began sending back photos of the Red Planet. Among the first was a tiny black and white image showing a sundial on the rover. Another showed the Martian horizon and portions of the lander.