Monday, May 26, 2008


Here are 2 paragraphs from's story on NASA's Phoenix Lander (I gather this is essentially a NASA press release):

"It's surprisingly close to what we expected and that's what surprises me most," said Peter Smith, the mission's principal investigator. "I expected a bigger surprise."

The Sunday landing on the Red Planet's arctic plains -- which ended a 296-day journey -- was right on target, a feat NASA's Ed Weiler compared to landing a hole-in-one with a golf ball from 10,000 miles.

Anyone else have a problem with this?