Uncle Owen's Opportunity
Over a week with no updates of raw images from Mars. Usually there are new images daily. The conspiracy theorist in me always wonders what NASA might have stumbled on that the teaming masses are not ready to see.
And of course it always comes at some critical moment. By this past weekend the Opportunity rover should have completed its trek to Viking crater - a whole new place to explore - but we haven't got to see squat! The last image we got was a tease of tiny hills in the distance and then nothing more.
I'm sure NASA is waiting for some stupid press conference, or someone in the backroom forgot to push the publish button. But maybe, just maybe, Opportunity stumbled across a Martian moisture farm full of vaporators - and got scavanged for parts!