"A wonderful surprise"

That mysterious chunk of metal Opportunity ran across on Mars has been confirmed as a meteorite.

Lead scientist Steve Squyres calls that finding a “wonderful surprise,” and I suppose it is, but wouldn’t it have been an even more wonderful surprise had things taken an SFnal turn and it had proven to be a chunk of alien spacecraft?

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