Houston, TX - NASA received some astonishing, and unexpected, news today from its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The new probe is currently orbiting the Red Planet. Today, it sent back remarkable photos of canals, showing Mars is both alive and habitable. NASA cheife Dr. Karl Saygun released the news to the press with a big smile on his face:
"Ladies and gentleman, this is an historic day! There is life on Mars after all!" said Dr. Saygun. His eyes lit up, when he realized that his life's dream was finally fulfilled.
"I have just looked at the latest photos from the MRO--and they are incredible!" he proclaimed. "This is the happiest days of my life!" said the happy old fool.
Dr. Saygun then showed the excited press corps photos of canals, gondolas, and men wearing striped shirts. He showed the crowd photos of city squares, old churches, and crowded shops where people were speaking Italian.
"Dr. Saygun." said the reporter from theSpoof.com. "These aren't photos of Mars, these are photos of Venice, Italy. You have made a mistake."
"Oh my, oh my..." said the crestfallen moron. "I guess I as looking at photos of my last trip to Venice..." he said with grave disappointment. His face turned bright red from shame, and then he very suddenly dropped dead!