WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA confirmed that two of its Mars rovers were involved in a road rage incident today, some 95 million miles from earth.
Rover Curiosity had been tailgating rover Opportunity on Mars’ Aelos Palus for hundreds of kilometers until rover Opportunity stopped suddenly and intentionally caused a rear-end collision, according to NASA police. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
NASA director Noah Swayne denounced the misconduct in a sharply worded rebuke.
“Aggressive driving is never appropriate, be it on a crowded interstate or on a desolate Martian plain,” Swayne said.