Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Strange discovery on Mars results in panic, laughter
The two Mars rovers have finally met up with each other. As the Spirit rover approached the Opportunity rover the cameras picked up an unexpected sight. On the back panel of Opportunity the words "Wash Me" were written in the fine layer of dust covering the vehicle. Said one member of the staff, "When we first saw it many in mission control began to panic. However the younger members of the staff, particularlly those right out of college, found the situation very funny." When Opportunity's cameras were turned back on Spirit, the words "I Suck" were written on its back.