Friday, August 24, 2012

SarcasticRover Tweets from Mars

On August 6, 2012 NASA successfully landed an automated motor vehicle on the surface of the planet Mars. NASA nicknamed its new rover Curiosity. Curiosity's mission is to "investigate Mars' habitability, studying its climate and geology and collecting data for a manned mission to Mars" (wikipedia)... some pretty lofty goals...
Shortly after the landing, a spoof "tweeter" (someone/thing that uses twitter) appeared on Twitter casting itself as the real NASA Rover, tweeting to the world its unique observations of life on Mars. The imposter uses the name SarcasticRover.

Below is a small sample of some of SarcasticRovers tweets...

I know 2.5 billion seems like a lot, but can you really put a price on learning that rocks on other planets are made of rock?

Can't wait to see which SNL cast member plays me in all the science sketches they're probably gonna do!! (Tim Meadows?)

Technically, English is my second language. The first is FORTRAN.

Stuck here on Red Planet Write haikus to pass the time Hippopotamus

My robotic arm is equipped with a drill, a camera, spectrometer, and a scoop… most are for science, the scoop is for ice-cream.

If you see anything weird in my pics, just assume it's an alien, okay? Even though the odds of it being a rock are literally 100%

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