Mars Rover Draws Giant Penis On Mars

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Mars Rover Draws Giant Penis On Mars

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The Mars Rover "Spirit" may be gone, but it left us something special to remember it by: a drawing of a giant penis on the surface of the red planet.

It is perhaps the most impressive bit of peen graffiti ever created, and yet it wasn't created by human hands. It's not even here on Earth, in fact, but on Mars, thanks to the efforts of the Mars Rover "Spirit," which did a little spinning and burning in appropriate places to leave its mark on the surface of the planet - and by "leave its mark," I mean "drew a picture of a giant wang." It's legit, too; the image appeared on the Mars Exploration Rovers page of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory website.

And so it sat, harmlessly, until a sharp-eyed reader spied the thing and uploaded it to Reddit with the caption, "Mars Rover = $800m, Team to operate = $1bn. Drawing a penis on the surface of another planet = priceless." The sudden surge of viewers that followed was enough to crash the JPL site for awhile, but NASA was cool about it and even demonstrated a sense of humor by uploading a higher resolution version of the image after the site was back online.

Alas, the giant space schlong was not the result of a rogue AI or a NASA engineer with too much time on his hands. "The truth is much more prosaic. The phallic shape naturally resulted when the six-wheeled Spirit, which was declared dead in 2010, made a turn," Space.com explained. "NASA's currently active Mars rovers - Spirit's twin Opportunity and the much larger Curiosity - have also made similar tracks on the Red Planet."

That's a little disappointing, but on the bright side it means there are actually multiple giant wangs scrawled across the surface of Mars, surely a fitting tribute to humanity's ingenuity. It opens the door to some potentially great new slogans, too. "NASA: We take pics, we leave dicks."

Yeah, I'd be cool with my tax dollars funding that.

Source: The Space Reporter

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That is actually rather funny.

I mean what is one thing we left on Mars?
A giant penis drawing.

NASA: We dont dick around.

That is one of the most hilarious pieces of science ever.
And it wasn't drawn on purpose by some engineer with too much time on his hands!

This isn't funny at all. What if the Martians see this and start an interplanetary war? Even 'Indian Love Call' won't save us :(

What a dick move...

Yeah, I predict many a dick pun to be made about this historic event.

If there was, or is, sentient life on Mars, I wonder how said sentients would react to seeing this?

Mars Rover?

More like Mars Boner.

Ah hah...

Hah...

Heh...

Hmm...

There's a joke in this.

Something like "Girls go to Mars to get candy bars, guys go to Venus..."

What a week for crazy headlines it has been. First we have a Korean teacher beating students and then masturbating in the hallway, then a man from Ohio getting arrested for having sex with his neighbor's inflatable raft, and now this.

Well now they're half way to erecting a permanent extra terrestrial base.

CriticalMiss:
This isn't funny at all. What if the Martians see this and start an interplanetary war? Even 'Indian Love Call' won't save us :(

what if they instead send a probe to Earth or Moon to draw a big ol' pair of titties
with "your move now" written next to it
that'd be grand

Reminds me of when they were landing and they almost prematurely ejected the parachute.

Then they drilled the rock and found the evidence of liquid

Then it has to stop for a week so it didn't wear itself out

.... i've run out of terrible innuendo

And now in retaliation China/Russia/somebody draws a vagina on Venus. Or just turns it some sort of vagina-planet

Also...
Is it aiming at Uranus?

TizzytheTormentor:
What a dick move...

Yeah, I predict many a dick pun to be made about this historic event.

And, unfortunately, not enough sunglasses and "YEEEAAAAH" sound effects to go around.

With the rover being dead....

...has NASA tried sending some Viagra to restart it again?

Yes, I went there.

I vote that this be the mark which humans leave on every planet we visit.

That'd be glorious.

In a million years our descendants, having long left earth will return and they will find. Dicks. Dicks drawn all over the planet.

Because that is the legacy of our era. A sense of humour :D

Well...

No one can say we haven't left our mark on the galaxy now...

Are you sure this is real? It looks like a phallusy to me

So, all the Mars Rovers have been leaving giant dicks on Mars for the past four years?

"I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon-- dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick."

"How many dicks is that?"

"A lot."

-- Quentin Tarantino

This was the Mars Rover's final fuck you to Earth for leaving it stranded on Mars.

It's like that old saying, women are from Venus, men are from Mars. If only the space race were still going so Russia could try to make a bigger dick on Mars.

It's the little touch we give to other worlds that make the travel worth it.

God, imagine if a primitive race develops on Mars and they think that is the sign of God.

Andy Shandy:
And now in retaliation China/Russia/somebody draws a vagina on Venus. Or just turns it some sort of vagina-planet

Also...
Is it aiming at Uranus?

That's one cute avatar by the way.

Jeez, that's real classy, NASA, you know that?
Still, I can't deny that it's freaking hilarious.

Well they DO say that men are from mars... Everyone has to dick around sometimes...

I just hope that when humans get there they don't erect a statue saying "FIRST INTERPLANETARY VANDALISM!"

When we make the first landings, I want pictures from a top down perspective.

Made me laugh though.

THANKS SCIENCE!

Looks like the Spirit really DICKED around on Mars. [*rimshot*]

erttheking:
God, imagine if a primitive race develops on Mars and they think that is the sign of God.

Just imagine all the people that wear crosses on Earth, but instead it would be the symbol of their god on Mars.

Or even better, if they all have Stargate Jaffa, but the symbol is tattooed on their forehead.

I just sighed and thought "What would the aliens think?"

This better not backfire.

Ugh, the patriarchy strikes again. Check your privilege NASA.

Yep. This about sums us up to any sapient aliens who might be observing.

Signa:

erttheking:
God, imagine if a primitive race develops on Mars and they think that is the sign of God.

Just imagine all the people that wear crosses on Earth, but instead it would be the symbol of their god on Mars.

Or even better, if they all have Stargate Jaffa, but the symbol is tattooed on their forehead.

An alien culture revering the penis as a holy symbol? The cross simile isn't far off. After all, the cross comes from one of the most painful ways to die that humans have come up with.

Also, more than a few of our own cultures have revered the penis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priapus

And plenty still do.

While were at it, is there anyway we can draw a penis on that mars face we used to see all the time?
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