Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mars Rover electrocuted digging into power main

MARS - The Phoenix Mars Lander was zapped today when it dug without authorization on the planet's surface and struck a high voltage power line. Power was out for a large part of the day.

NASA scientists declined comment, stating only through a spokesperson that they "did not know there would be underground utilities" there.

The Phoenix probe is on a three-month mission to analyze Martian soil, but apparently had not pulled the appropriate permits from local authorities.
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