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post #51 of 53 Old 05-11-2018, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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The only question is: What spooked the Martian horse?
Hypothesis 1: The lack of oxygen in the Martian atmosphere?

...but then the crater would have been bigger, and next to a smaller accompanying crater, thinking about it...

...so I am assuming the horse was carrying oxygen tanks and wearing a mask. So:

Sub-hypothesis 1b: The horse was spooked by having to carry oxygen tanks, and having to wear a mask. Multi-sensory insult!


Hypothesis 2: The Martian moons, appropriately named Phobos (fear) and Deimos (terror). Double spook!


Looking forward to alternative hypotheses from other researchers.

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Sand is quite embarrassing. Did I really make a crater that large? Does it have to be shaped like that?

Obviously horse people know what happened here on Mars.


The only question is: What spooked the Martian horse?
The Martian horse has claimed to have seen this; the Mars Lander Crash Bags (Exhibit A).

However, when questioning a group of Martians who witnessed the entire incident, they unanimously agreed that the only physical object that he could have spooked this; the Mars Lander pad (Exhibit B)

Due to the high risk of further spooking incidents, the Martian Counsel has decreed that no further Earthling Space Exploration Debris will be tolerated.Mars-Lander-Crashbags.jpg

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Due to the high risk of further spooking incidents, the Martian Counsel has decreed that no further Earthling Space Exploration Debris will be tolerated.
We apologise for the short interruption to the regular programme to present an item of international origin.

Riding along the Nullarbor Plain in Australia on the 12th of July, 1979, horses could conceivably have been spooked by falling pieces of Skylab.



As our ABC service reports: NASA officials arrived in Esperance to check out the wreckage. Every local that brought a piece of Skylab to the shire offices to be verified was given a plaque. But it was a US newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner, who turned the hunt for souvenirs into a frenzy when they offered $10,000 dollars to the first person to arrive at their office with an authentic piece of Skylab - the winner had just 72 hours to get to America. The prize was claimed by 17 year old Stan Thorton from Esperance.

These days, Skylab is a source of pride to the people of Esperance and the Nullarbor, who remember the lights, the sonic boom and the fuss that followed.

The skylab crash put Esperance on the map, but it didn't stop the shire council having a light hearted dig at NASA for scatter space junk over the town, sending them a $400 fine for littering, which they never paid.

from When Skylab fell to earth - ABC Goldfields WA - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

We now return you to the regular programme.

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