Tests carried out by the Mars Exploration Rover have discovered a substance thought to be dog shit, on the surface of Mars. The discovery has taken everybody at NASA by surprise and could prove to sour any potential meeting with Martian life.
In a candid interview with our reporters, Chuck Armitage, leader of the Mars mission, confirmed he had mixed feelings about the discovery. "Well you don't find dog shit unless there's a dog to shit it out do you? It's like the no smoke without fire thing. But with dogs. And shit. In SPACE!"
Armitage went on to confirm that his motivations were now not only about discovering extra terrestrial canine life, but also to have "words" with the culprit and its owner.
"I hope we find whatever dog done it, and its fucking big eyed alien owner. Red planet? Fucking brown planet more like. I've got poo all over my camera lens, and my special Mars wheels have shit in them".