January 16, 2004

Mars Leads, 20-16

The Spirit Rover has been making head-lines recently; an interesting site I found today points out that Mars is ahead of Earth 20 points to 16.

That's a relatively forgiving score, by the way. The author gives Earth a point just as long as the spacecraft manages to send back some amount of science data--even if it crashes immediately afterwards. If he granted Earth a point only for missions that were indisputably successful, the score would be much worse.

Posted by Will Duquette at January 16, 2004 09:33 PM