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the space craft was indeed cool, and i think that it should have not been shut down on eros. attempts should have been made to recover the craft and pilot it back to earth, or the space station, because the aliens could find it and then attack our planet and kill our population to harvest the earth of its remaining natural resources, before moving on to the next planet that advertises itself by leaving old probes in orbit. if everyone dies by aliens, i hope the boffins at NASA have it on their consciences that it is their fault, until their consciences are stopped by extensive mind probing.
This is not hilarious. It is a serious matter. Leaving this deactivated probe on a near-earth asteroid, which basically shares the same orbit as Earth itself around the sun, is a very dangerous way to advertise our presence to aliens, who probably wouldn't notice the planet earth, or the powerful radio waves emanating from all over it, but would notice this little probe in a similiar orbit to earth. I am going to write to Congress to have this ill-thought-out mission removed before we all die :'( Buckethed (talk) 08:55, 25 May 2008 (UTC)