Friday Fun: Mars Rover Should Not Get So Much Attention, Say Higgs Boson Scientists

You all knew I was going to find something on the lighter side of all the Mars Rover/Higgs Boson hype and glory, didn't you?

But I guess you didn't think I would be able to find one that combined both of them! w00t!

Mars Rover Should Not Get So Much Attention, Say Higgs-Boson Scientists

GENEVA (The Borowitz Report)—The landing of the Mars science rover Curiosity does not qualify as a significant scientific achievement and should not be getting so much of the public’s attention, says the team of scientists who discovered the Higgs boson last month.

“People see these beautiful pictures from outer space and they’re inclined to think that something amazing has been achieved,” a spokesperson for the Higgs-boson team said. “Let the Mars rover do something of genuine value, like, say, discover how the universe was created. Then I’ll be impressed.”


From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, response to the Higgs-boson team’s comments was swift and irate, as a NASA spokesman called the remarks “an unacceptable diss.”

“You know the difference between the Mars rover and the Higgs boson?” said a NASA spokesman, his face red with anger. “You can actually see the Mars rover.”

BTW, I'm definitely not done with the Higgs for these Friday Fun post, and probably not Curiosity either!


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