Fox Exaggerates Things (Again)

Editor's note: This story title appeared today at Fox News: Martian Dust Storm Could Destroy NASA Rovers. It's actually a republished story originally written and posted at Space.com with the slightly less apocalyptic title "'Scary Storm' on Mars Could Doom Rovers". "Scary storm" is derived from what someone working on the project actually said. No one really thinks that this storm will physically destroy the rovers - just cause them to run out of power and shut down.

There's a difference between what people say and what they don't say, Fox. I guess someone in your web production department just saw Transformers and liked the scene on Mars where an uber robot crushes a puny little rover from Earth.

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