Major Mars Discovery !!!!!!!

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    ET phoned home?


    :)
     
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    It sounds very interesting. NASA really needs good news.
     
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    I wonder what could be bigger than confirming that mars was once wet. (Which they did a 2-3 weeks ago)

    Last time I checked the site, they were looking for fossils (not the dinosauur kind). Maybe thats it, although it sounds to good to be true.
     
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    Wouldn't it be the **** if they found microbes or something?

    Doubtful but it would still be REALLY cool.
     
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    Interesting that they're hyping the discovery. If its good stuff - like life or fossils, then that will speed the development of a manned mission. Although it makes you wonder what it could be besides that....they already know the place was underwater at one point....

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    The more I think about it, the less I think it can be as juicy as fossils.

    Chances are that the news will be of limited interest for the general public.

    (A small part of me is still hoping for something extraordinary though)
     
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    fossilized martian feces!!!!
     
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    My understanding is that they haven't confirmed that Mars was once wet -- just that it's extremely extremely extremely likely that it was once wet. You know, good enough "proof" for the media to hype hysterically, but not good enough to satisfy scientists. My guess is that today's announcement is the "good enough for scientists" proof. Though I certainly won't complain if it's something juicier!
     
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    They are just going to tell us that they found this to be true :D
     
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    Maybe Orson Wells was right after all. "The chance is one in a million but still they come!" :D
     
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    I don't get it
     
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    oops - fixed the link.

    try again (in the actual post, not the quote)
     
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    They hyped the water discovery just like this, so I'm guessing it's of similar scope - something forecast, but as yet unproven. Possible signs of water vapor? Proof of an ancient civilization that died out after ceasing all productivity whilst awaiting a new G5 announcement?
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Maybe they found a big black piece of architecture making a humming noise?
     
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    I like it! Very amusing
     
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    they're simply going to elaborate on the water evidence (which is not yet proof, as stated above). nothing new, really, just more information to support the theory.

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    NASA TV nows says "Opportunity Hits The Beach" is what's on at 2 PM EST.

    Sounds like more water evidence.
     
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    That would be quite... unclimatic.

    I Guess we'll know in 5 minutes.
     
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    About to start

    UPDATE: Title of presentation is: "Opportunity Hits the Beach"
     
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    Too bad my Hungarian is so bad. Anyway, that's pretty funny. You can never tell until you've been there. ;)
     
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    Not life, just a salty sea. An "Excellent place to search for past life."
     
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    The rocks seen were formed by water, perhaps by a salty sea.
     
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    yay! i was right. boo, it's not so exciting. still, i don't think anyone expected to just go up there and find the place littered with some ancient civilization... baby steps. and the first baby step is finding water, so i guess it's not too disappointing...

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