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Space cadets tittering at the mention of Uranus have a new celestial object to giggle at: A giant penis drawn on the surface of Mars by NASA robots. Hard-up NASA in space knob outrage ... the rover's actual pic. Credit: NASA The US space agency's $820m exploration rovers Spirit and Opportunity set out for Mars in 2003 and, …

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Pint

Probably needs some of these to better appreciate it.

Title says it all.

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Somebody at NASA is a fan of The Big Bang Theory.

Leonard: "Just, out of curiosity, did he (Howard) ever have a shot with you?"

Stephanie Barnett: "Are you insane? The guy was wearing an eye patch."

Leonard: "Then why did you?"

Stephanie Barnet: "He said that I could drive a car on Mars."

:)

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there would`nt be a photo if it was an accident

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Joke

Sounds like a cock and ball story.

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Goldmember

My god! Those tracks in the Martian sand look exactly like a giant....

Johnson! Over here, take a look at this (and so on...)

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Take a look at this -- I could swear it was an enormous drawing of a..

Dick! Get a load of this, you'll never believe...

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Do you know? That bit where the tracks have crossed looks like huge....

Nuts! I just spilled my coffee.

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If you squint right, the tracks going off the end kind of look like...

Seamen working on a submarine never get a chance to do stuff like this.

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Clearly a penetrating riddle..

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Russians did moon breasts way back on March 8 1973.

Russians did something similar quite a while ago on the moon, and intended to.

http://www.universetoday.com/60142/did-you-know-russian-lunokhod-rovers-created-memorials-on-the-moon-honoring-women/

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Re: Russians did moon breasts way back on March 8 1973.

Were the circles a celebration of women or was it nearly colliding with the lander?

As for NASA if that was intentional looks like they pulled it off.

Oh what was sexist!?

We didn't have "politically correct" in 73

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Anonymous Coward

Fantastic!

Love the huge cock artwork.

Hopes it was intentional.

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Slightly less puerile...

It could also be a picture of a telescope.

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botany bay

As in the SS Botany Bay...

Kaaaaaaaaaahhhhnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...

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Appropriate for the planet Mars

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Years hence ....

Extraterrestrial 1: "Yes, the ones from the third rock were here, we have analyzed the remains of their vehicle."

Extraterrestrial 2: "They drew this?"

Extraterrestrial 1: "The evidence indicates so."

Extraterrestrial 2: "Why ever did they draw a giant nemnogacle*?"

* nemnogacle = small item used in the repair of garments, similar in function to an Earthling thimble, designed to fit the equivalent of fingers on these specific Extraterrestrials.

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I see Space.com is getting all snotty about this. That puritan streak still beats strong in every Yank heart.

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space.com explanation.... "But the truth is much more prosaic. The phallic shape naturally resulted when the six-wheeled Spirit, which was declared dead in 2010, made a turn."

I've heard this before..."I was hoovering naked when I slipped and..."

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We academics are above this sort of thing...

...and yet we still make mention of it.

http://www.space.com/20813-mars-penis-spirit-rover-tracks.html

Whilst shaking our heads and tutting (and trying >hard< to stifle a smirk).

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Bit old this one

That would be a slow Reddit user then. This was first published as a meme not long after the finish of the UK Olympic games 2012. Now I have to go search for the link. Looks like its been doing the rounds again as of 2 days.

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Re: Bit old this one

I don't use reddit. I feel my life is a husk.

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There that didn't take long.

http://weknowmemes.com/2012/08/scumbag-curiosity-rover/

Or perhaps it has a habit of doing this.

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Kinda like writing your phone number in a public toilet and then waiting for a jingle.

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It needn't be intentional, it could just be a cock-up

Sorry, couldn't resist. Sounds like it's time to go already

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Breaking news.

Huge dick seen on Mars.

Richard Branson confirmed to be at home. Scientists now searching for other answers.

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Chariots of the Sniggering Gods

Makes you wonder what organs all those strange "alien drawings" on Earth's landscape actually represent.

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What, like the one of a giant bloke sporting a huge hardon?

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What's Done is Well Done

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO would have been more to the point (NPI)

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Manipulating Arm

Continuing the school boy theme the article below this story at NASA is about a "Manipulating Arm"

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Top Gear

How many times do people need to be told not to let Top Gear drive their cars?

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Well..

that settles that then

When they open the first pub on mars it has to be called 'The Prince Albert'

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Photoshoped

I do hope not.

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thin red line

NASA's cock up. Mars' arse.

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Huuuuulaaaaa!

No one would have believed that in the early years of the 21st century that martian affairs where being watched from the timeless worlds of space.

No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinized as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of ice.

Few martians even considered the possibility of life on other planets and yet across the gulf of space minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded Mars with envious eyes;

and slowly and surely they drew their giant penises on our planet.

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Well, shit. Now anytime I read about a Mars Rover, it'll be in the voice of Inspector Grimm.

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The chances of anything coming on Mars...

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Men are from Mars....

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I heard a rumour that there's a hidden message behind this, but I think it's a phallusy

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When they come here....

....they draw pretty, arty crop circles. When we go there we draw....oh...

...guess we're the chavs of the inner system.

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giany martian peemis

This is nuts!

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Opinion/

And what does AManFromMars have to say about this?

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So that solves the mystery of the Nazca Lines...

They were made by immature aliens making silly shapes driving their Earth rover about!

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Botany Bay?

I wouldn't venture there with any rovers!

KHAAAAAAAAAN!!!!

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I can't confirm this but it's more likely to be named after the Botany Bay on Earth, which the SS Botany Bay was itself likely a reference to.

Here's hoping the next season of Big Bang makes a nod to this.

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conversation at NASA

"Who let that Limey idiot Clarkson in control of OUR rover ? "

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Top Gear?

I would so very, very much love to believe that NASA foolishly allowed the boys based out of Dunfoldto have a turn at the stick, and they were repaid by having a gigantic gentleman sausage drawn on Mars.

It probably was just an accident, though... Then again, it was also an accident that time the Top Gear Trio drew a gigantic gentleman sausage on a storm drain in L.A. in tire rubber.

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