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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Something big is coming from Mars.

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This data is gonna be one for the history books. t's looking really good.
-Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger

The guys at Caltech/JPL have some interesting data coming in from Curiosity's SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) interment. Curiosity can not directly conform the presence of life on mars. However the SAM module can see if the building blocks for life are out there.
Now all there is to do is to wait till the scientists can recheck their work and publish it. Its going to be an interesting few weeks.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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I wish they would just tell us what it is. The suspense is killing me!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:53 AM   #4
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:53 AM   #5
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They won't announce it until Dec 3. Freakin teases!
NASA said it's gonna be a 'historic' announcement. Meaning they found evidence that there was life at one point on Mars. Curiosity landed in a spot where water used to flow, so there are (or should be) signs that life existed once. They found those carbon-based molecules they were hoping to find.
Finally, we'll have hard evidence that life exists beyond Earth. (Duh, of course.)
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:14 AM   #7
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Curiosity is sifting through the pottery shards even as we speak...
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:21 AM   #8
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:25 AM   #9
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Its a chinese flag.

LOL

Nasa wants to keep us guessing. Maybe they found Jimmy Hoffa...

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/26/us/mic...rch/index.html

OR "The Mars Black Friday Sale: All Rocks, Half Off!"
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:53 AM   #10
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:35 AM   #12
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Maybe they found Jimmy Hoffa...
I was going to suggest a skull, but Jimmy is funnier.

I didn't know the Mafia garbage business dumped that far away??
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 07:51 AM   #13
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Whatever The Curiosity Found, It Isn't Evidence Of life on Mars
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It's OK everyone, false alarm. It was just my keys. NASA decoded TB Vets ID# and called me this morning. They say however it will be awhile before they can get the keys back to me.
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what ever came out of this? lol apparently nothing "for the history books..."
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what ever came out of this? lol apparently nothing "for the history books..."
Nothing really; just an "historical mission" in total ... But hey, I see it as an investment into our future so it's fine for me they try and even manage to land on the Mars with complex machinery.
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what ever came out of this? lol apparently nothing "for the history books..."
They're not going to announce anything interesting in the mainstream news. It's all debased garbage.

Google for mars conspiracies if you want to see real science. Ignore nattering academics, and trust your own judgement.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:27 AM   #20
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"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one," he said.
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but still they
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:27 PM   #21
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Google for mars conspiracies if you want to see real science. Ignore nattering academics, and trust your own judgement.
For real science listen to local radio hosts who know a lot more than they should.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:56 AM   #23
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Well, they made that breathless, exited announcement and then say "Oh, actually the whole mission is historical..."

I call BS.

They either had a preliminary finding that was promising, then it petered out.

Or they found something that indicated that there is absolutely no chance of life now or ever, something that would turn people off about future exploration. People simply do not want to spend billions on finding traces of magnesium oxide or whatever. Only scientists care about that sort of thing.

The least likely scenario involves finding out something that would scare us and cause people to panic, or upset social systems, and the govt wants to keep it secret like all that UFO stuff that people say they suppress for that reason.

Or somebody really did think that the discovery of some odd rock was really exciting.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 11:04 AM   #24
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According to the NASA app for iPad, "Something significant" in the tests performed by Curiosity....Nothing beyond that, but since they are looking for the basic building blocks of life, perhaps that's the big statement.

On a totally "Out There" theory...."Curiosity has discovered that intelligent life lived on Mars, built cities developed space travel ( Low orbit as us) and then fried themselves in an all out Nuclear war..."

I wouldn't hold my breath on that one though...
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It'll be 'just one more thing' presented by Steve Jobs, who didn't die, but went to Mars to launch iSpace
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