Houston TX-- NASA reported incredible bad luck with its twin rovers on Mars today. The Spirit probe had a devastating head-on collision with the Opportunity probe. Both rovers were completely destroyed in the mishap.
The Martian rovers have been operating since early 2004. The twins landed on opposite sides of the Red Planet and have been exploring Mars ever since. NASA recently let the rovers explore 'at will'. NASA chief Buzz Allgrin said this was the main cause of the accident.
"Mars is 8,950,000 square miles. The rovers are only five feet across. The chances for collision seemed astronomical. I still can't believe it happened!" said the chief while shaking his head.
The martian rovers had their accident at Cydonia Planitia, right in front of the famous 'Face on Mars'.
"Oh, that's just a coincidence too. There's nothing going on there, the planet is completely dead." Chief Allgrin said very quickly.
The NASA chief also said the agency had learned its lesson.
"We just won't have more than one rover operating on Mars. The universe is much smaller than people think!"