Earlier this year, NASA, forgetting to convert feet to
meters somewhere, managed to send the wrong instructions to
the Mars Polar Explorer. So instead of entering a nice
safe polar orbit around Mars, it was set plunging straight
into the Mars landscape where it made an unfortunate and
very expensive new crater on Mars.
This was only one of the many bad things that has happened to NASA lately and
it has forced them to rethink their entire strategy for not only exploring
Mars, but on all of their other projects as well.
In an attempt to locate the missing craft, NASA turned the cameras of the Mars
Global Explorer on the areas where the Polar Explorer is presumed to have
landed. Not surprising, given the resolution of the camera involved and the
size of the Polar Explorer, NASA didn't find the anything.
And here is where you come in. Take up the challenge and review the Global
Explorer's images and see if you can find Waldo... err, the Polar Explorer on
Mars for NASA.
Naturally, there are more then a few Pigdog Editors that believe the Damn
Al-yeens sabotaged the craft to prevent us from getting a real good look at the
Faces on Mars. So, we'll be looking too - for spacecraft from NASA and