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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Yes, the Mars Rovers are real

One of the recent science stories on MSNBC (pointed out by digg contributors) has the provocative title "That's one small step … on Mars?" It turns out that several readers thought they saw a footprint in some of the pictures from the Opportunity Mars rover featured on the MSNBC web site and wrote the news outlet accusing them of being part of a conspiracy to fake the rover pictures. Of course, the "footstep" (which hardly looks like a shoe imprint anyway) is just part of the tracks the rover made on the Mar's surface.

I honestly don't understand why people are sometimes willing to latch on to the most improbable explanation for something that looks out of place.

Posted at: 10:21 AM
Categories: Diary