- Written by Paul Hatfield
02 Oct 2012
PERSPECTIVE - Scientists could not believe their eyes when they viewed the latest pictures from the Mars rover.
Long before the first unmanned missions to the red planet, there was speculation that the dark lines etched across the Martian surface represented ancient infrastructure. It turns out what were thought to be canals constructed by a long-lost civilization were in fact roads.
But the real news was the condition of these byways. So riddled with potholes and cracks they represent conclusive proof that our nearest neighbor capable of supporting life in the distant past was governed by a mayor and City Council.
Scientists are now optimistic about finding remnants of a Martian football stadium, a discovery that would provide a major clue as to why life ended on the now barren surface of the once thriving world.
The Pep Boys are planning a relief mission to replace the Rover’s shocks and axles.
One small step for Manny; one giant step for Moe and Jack.
Vol 10 Issue 79
Pub: Oct 2, 2012