I know this is supposed to be a nature blog, but its also a science blog and the Mars Rover may be put to sleep permanently.
For years we tried to get Mars Rovers to Mars. We finally got some there successfully , and then we finally got some there that actually worked (better and longer than expected). And now NASA headquarters wants to cut their funding $4 million dollars (that's four million).
It's all right to spend billions and billions on some stupid war (which may or may not be necessary). Let's cut the Mars Rover program and put one to sleep even though it's still in good health and providing good science. Next year the other one may go.
I wish I had some say in where my tax dollars went.
Here's the link to the story.