Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mars Polar Bears

A new lander arrived on Mars today - the Phoenix Mars Lander. I spent quite awhile watching the live coverage of the landing. The first pictures of the Martian north pole have been beamed back and show a curious white object on the horizon. Already this is raising some speculation. Is it the lander's parachute off in the distance? Or is it an error on the ccd readout? Well, I don't believe either of these. I think it's a polar bear running for it's life. (Wouldn't you run away if a rocket came blasting out of the sky and landed right in front of you?)

1 comment:

xister said...

This is of equal or greater (amazingness) value.