Saturday, June 18, 2005

Mars Rovers

The Spirit and Opportunity Mars Rovers sent information that scientists may study for years. When Spirit shut down unexpectedly, NASA reported that trashing files and rebooting Spirit’s computer fixed the glitch. What really happened to Spirit we civilians won’t know. If they use common sense the fact that Spirit quit working for no apparent reason should tell the Super Nerds something. Unfortunately, a gross misinterpretation of the presented data may camouflage the truth.

What do we know?

Third kind “Close Encounters” or personal experiences take place in the middle of nowhere. They happen at night and are seen by few witnesses.

Visiting Aliens (like the US military) bring flashy, heavy equipment. To paralyze test subjects with fear, most UFOs dwarf our Earth pick-up trucks and can be “bigger than a football field”.

Alien probes make humans nervous.


What have we done?

We landed in the middle of nowhere, in broad daylight.

We sent something bigger than a breadbox with the power of a common palm size computer.

Our probes photograph a rock filled landscape and look for water.


What have we learned?

We intelligent life forms have little experience as cosmic tourists. We’re not good aliens. Because the best of our scientific smarty-pants managed to get the Spirit up there, the general public assumes that it will find the smartest Martians waiting to greet it. Yes, we landed in the middle of nowhere like the professionals but, we landed something that looks like a child’s toy. An intimidating bunny rabbit frolics in the sun and scratches at rocks.

If a Mars Rover landed here to be discovered by a pair of drunken fishermen, odds are they would “capture it to make a million”. The thought of running never enters the picture as the terror machine happily pops and zings at a pile of dirt. Native inhabitants would likely grab a stick or rock and sneak up BEHIND it. Simply bash the innocuous toaster in the head and collect the prize money.

Greed and the self-preservation instinct may be universal. Suppose a Martian Mullet-head threw rocks at Spirit to knock it off line . . . Its nature that drives a life form to cash in Las Vegas Style.

5 Comments:

At 8:55 PM, Blogger josh williams said...

So what your saying is Mars has its very own Billy Ray Cyrus and he is so full of himself that he doesn't give a Achy Breaky damn about Earths attempt to reach out and touch aliens? I think that should be illegal! I think every illegal alien should be forced to drink generic Diet Rite eat Generic Barbecue Potato chips and hang out with Billy Ray Cyrus, then they might think twice about sabotaging our attempts to free ourselves from this earth, its like they aint human!

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger josh williams said...

Area 51 = 6 (5+1)
6 x 51 =306
306 + 51=357
357 = 1 day longer than a standard earth year but sometimes it is one earth year, when you correct for rotational cuff. 3+5+7=15 which is 51 transposed. Just mere coincidence? I think not, we are not alone...probably.

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Roscoe said...

When you crunch the numbers, the evidence supports the theory. This confirmation is encouraging. We must present it to the UberBrains immediately. Thanks for the support, Josh.

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger josh williams said...

You think the Ubers will fall for the number trick, the transposing and stuff? I did not mean to do harm but maybe... I have? Its only ten days and well... I was hoping...lets just keep it under our hats.Really who knows for sure how many days are in a year, I mean really. Please delete when you have finished reading, nobody (noone either) can know! The Ubers will outsmart themselves, so enuff sed.

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger Euphorbia said...

Go back to your alphabet soup!. You know not what you speak of! Leave our,I mean THEIR measure of time alone.

 

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