Mars rover Curiosity has threatened to quit Twitter after receiving abuse from trolls on Earth.
Nasa’s Mars Science Laboratory saddened its 1.3million enthusiastic followers with a series of tweets explaining recent abuse from a vocal minority had become too much to bear.
‘Here I am, working 24.6/7 for no pay, without any hope of ever being allowed to come home, and all the thanks I get is tweets telling me to “eat dust”, and calling me “wheel brain”,’ it wrote.
‘Why do I even bother? I’m working my CPU off for the benefit of all humanity, but still people accuse me of looking like one of the droids Luke Skywalker rejects in A New Hope.’
The mobile lab added that if it was not shown a bit more respect it would begin withholding evidence of life on Mars.
Despite further belligerent threats to found a galactic empire with Mars as…
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