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Done and dusted? Vast storm gobbles NASA's long-lived Mars robot

Jellied Eel Silver badge

Re: Science!

Science always has problems with observers. So simple reason Opportunity's been going so long is that other scientists are observing this strange new machine life that's landed on their planet. Thus far, the observation's been pretty benign, so a stealthy dust and the odd nudge. And the observers have been able to study various iterations dating back to the first Mars landings, and gauge their creator's technological development. But they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water...

I'm still determined that if I ever successfully crack wormhole travel, I'm going to plonk a 'Keep Off the Grass!' sign in front of Opportunity or Curiosity. I blame Peter F. Hamilton for planting that seed.

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