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The News From Mars

That’s IT? Traces of hydrogen peroxide in the atmosphere? Sheesh, I

thought we were going to hear that one of the landers had witnessed a herd

of three-legged giant bison stampeding across its field of view.

“The universe is not only stranger than we suppose, it is stranger than we

CAN suppose,” said Haldane (or Eddington, or one of those guys). He must

have been talking about some other part of the universe. The Solar System

is duller than Tuesday night at the laundromat.

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