Saturday, June 7, 2008

Phoenix Lander Discovers Caramel, Nougat Wrapped in Chocolate

Orlando, FL – After a nine month journey and a treacherous descent to the Martian surface, NASA’s Phoenix lander has finally begun its information gathering mission.

NASA’s plan for the lander includes important data gathering tasks. The craft will take photographs of the planet’s surface, which will be transmitted back to Earth, and dig for evidence of water and other factors which could have supported life.

Last Thursday, the stationary lander made an interesting discovery while digging.

“Phoenix’s digging tool suddenly struck something soft and…well, of a strange consistency,” puzzled George Katzman, a member of the NASA team working with the lander. “I don’t know, I guess you’d call it gooey.”

The substance which was struck by the lander turned out to be a massive deposit of caramel.

“We were baffled,” noted Katzman. “…even more so when we hit the fluffy nougat. We never expected Mars to be so tasty.”

The most current data suggests that the caramel and nougat are wrapped in milk chocolate, according to the analysis done by the lander.

This represents an unprecedented finding. Reportedly, this could garner substantial funding for the U.S. space program.

“This is phenomenal,” stated a prominent NASA official. “Just think of the possibilities. We could market little pieces of this thing, call it a 'Mars Bar' or something.”