Mars Roverâ€™s penis â€˜drawingâ€™ goes viral
NASAâ€™s Mars Rover is back in the headlines, but not for making any major discovery on the red planet. An image of the Roverâ€™s tracks reveal that it apparently drew a penis on the surface of Mars.
The image was discovered on Reddit, where it has received over 2,800 â€˜upâ€™ votes. The user who posted it titled the post, â€œMars Rover = $800m, Team to Operate = $1b. Drawing a penis on the surface of another planet = Priceless.â€ Another user found the image on NASAâ€™s site, proving that it is real and The Huffington Post UK reports that the frenzy the photo caused lead to NASAâ€™s site crashing momentarily.
While the photo is making the rounds on the Internet this week and earned NASA a â€˜Tiny Triumphâ€™ spot on last nightâ€™s Colbert Report, it is actually nine years old. According to NBC News, it was part of the panorama image the rover took when it landed.
The Spirit and Opportunity Rovers both have six wheels and when they have to make a turn, the wheel pattern makes the phallic-like pattern. And despite its age, the Internet is still having fun with the image. http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2013/04/mars-rover-s-penis-dr etc ...