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Topics: NASA, Mars, phoenix

Monday, 2 June 2008

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Scientists call this a cold and boring place

After its first week of operation, the Mars Phoenix Lander has discovered nothing that we didn't already know nor anything the slightest bit interesting.

Many scientists watching the footage of photographs being beamed back from the surface of the Red Planet have been yawning and scratching their heads as to why nothing interesting seems to be happening.

"It's just like we thought it would be", said NASA scientist Ralph Yamaguchi. "I spend all day, every day looking at the pictures being sent back. There's some ice and dust but nothing living. Not exactly my idea of a party place. Personally, I'd rather be watching CSI".

Not all scientists agreed with Yamaguchi. "I find these pictures terribly exciting", said fellow scientist Paul Twitchel. "But, then again, I get excited watching mold grow".

Some scientists had hoped to find living creatures looking into the lens of the lander or at least see tiny creatures walking about.

"This mission has been an incredible waste of time", said NASA administrator Michael Griffin. "I'm going out for coffee. Anyone want to join me?"

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