Remember last week when everyone reported that John Grotzinger, one of the NASA scientists manning the Curiosity mission, told an NPR reporter that a recent find would be “one for the history books”?
Well, that was all a giant misunderstanding, apparently. Those pesky reporters and their pesky tape recorders!! NASA has since been backpedaling away from that comment like Michael Jackson during his Thriller days. Basically, yes, the instruments are finding cool stuff, but Grotzinger was saying that the whole mission would be one for the history books and this is all just gone too far …
Anyway, something cool will still be coming out in the next couple weeks, just not, like, coooooool. Dig into the Curiosity saga over at Slate.
I’m sorry guys, don’t be mad, it’s still going to be awesome. Maybe this is like when your parents told you that you weren’t getting a bike for Christmas so that when you got one you were even more excited.