Monday Crazy: “NASA’s Mars Rovers Are *Actually On Earth*” Edition | Vol. 3 / No. 44.1

Mark Watney and friends in Canada | Photo: The Mars Society via Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

Here you go, everyone, a little crazy for your Monday. In the “oldie but goodie” catergory, over at there’s a story (I think it’s at least 4 months old) presenting the case for all of NASA’s Mars missions actually broadcasting from Devon Island, up in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

It at once breathlessly complains that NASA is unable to get the colours in its photos right because they’re fake, and that we have highly-advanced spaceships and a human colony on Mars, which led one redditor to ask why NASA doesn’t “get Gary the space-intern to just send back a few snapshots from where he already is,” which would have the benefit of not only getting the colours “right,” but also, you know, of being cheaper than a secretive arctic program to fake the Mars exploration program.

You can read the hilarity in its entirety here, and you can read a bunch of skeptics on reddit reacting to it (my favourite part) here.

Happy Monday, everyone.


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Richard Ford Burley is a human, writer, and doctoral candidate at Boston College, as well as an editor at Ledger, the first academic journal devoted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In his spare time he writes about science, skepticism, feminism, and futurism here at This Week In Tomorrow.