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Fashion Mogul’s Vanishing Fuels Marine Mystery: When a small plane carrying a world-famous fashion designer disappeared in the Caribbean Sea last week, rumors began circulating that he may have fallen victim to a curse, or a smaller version of the Bermuda Triangle.

Was it foul play or a genuine mystery? Our in-house skeptic investigates…

Wow. 9 years ago today, Mars rover Spirit bounced across the Martian landscape, eventually coming to a rolling stop inside Gusev Crater. Sadly, in 2010 the highly successful six-wheeled robot became stuck in a sand trap and stopped transmitting.

Spirit’s sister rover, Opportunity, lives on and still returns incredible science, a feat that mission scientists will continue for some time. “Every day is a gift at this point,” said rover mission principal investigator Steve Squyres, of Cornell University, said last month at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. “We’re just going to push the rover, and push ourselves, as hard as we can.”