Pasadena, California (IP) - Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) are staying up all night in order to see the moon get eclipsed by Mars. They are responsible for this event and would not miss it for the world.
A few weeks ago a spacecraft designed and built at the JPL landed on Mars with one of its thrusters pointing up and the thruster was stuck in the firing mode. The accumulative effect of that thrust being constantly at work pushed Mars inside the orbit of the moon and thus will the red planet cause the moon to turn a dark red color in the early morning hours of August 29th.
Scientist have dispatched a fleet of landing craft that will retrieve many of the probes sent to Mars during the last four decades so they can study what effect the Martian atmosphere has had on these craft. They are not going to send humans there because they say that would be "too easy" and unsportsmanlike. They will wait for Mars to return to its proper position in the solar system and will then send humans to visit the red planet.