Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mars Rover Spirit Becomes a Teen

Okay, so apparently the Mars Rover Spirit has come of age and started dating and sneaking out of the house. Well, sorta. After several years of being the "good son", it seems the time for lashing out has begun.

According to the report from space.com, "...it has not beamed home a record of its weekend activities and, more puzzling, apparently failed to even record any of its actions on Sunday, mission managers said."

What they don't mention is that MRO has pictures of it drawing the Metallica emblem in the Martian soil. Sounds to me like the teen years have started. Let's just hope we don't get any Martian parents knocking on our door complaining that their daughter has missed her cycle.

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