War Looms: Martians Destroy 'Spirit' Lander

Well, ok, it’s not quite that bad, but it’s bad enough. :frowning:

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Spirit project manager Pete Theisinger told a news briefing that there was a “very serious anomaly” in communications with the six-wheeled craft, which landed on Mars on Jan. 3 on a planned three-month mission to explore the geologic history of the planet.

Theisinger said scientists had been unable to communicate with Spirit for about 24 hours and had so far been unable to explain the source of the problem.

Although similar problems have occured with every other probe mission, the first thing I thought of was aliens, of course.
If contact is reestablished, all transmissions must be taken as suspect. They will certainly be tainted by alien tampering.