BBlunt wrote:I scanned the release and thought it seemed a little strange/badly written, but I was in a hurry to post.
I'd assumed someone at NASA must have been on drugs, with regards to:
* the photo, which looked completely bogus (had assumed it was an "artist's impression" for the benefit of the general public):
* The final paragraph:
The implications of this discovery lead to philosophical and scientific discourse involving not only the Genesis of life itself, but also its extinction. Projects to start excavating the Martian surface are now on the drawing board for not only NASA but Private Sector Entrepreneurs as well. Martian Archaeology and Oil fields will be the future of Mars exploration, geologist at NASA's Mars programs are ranting at the moment. Others are questioning whether or not life on Mars has gone extinct due to an oil addiction quite like our own, with scientist questioning whether these plastic beads are a warning or a welcome mat.
Which didn't sound genuine in the slightest. I did ask my wife if I'd managed to lose half a year and whether it was April 1st.