NASA Mars rover uncovers signs of ancient streambed near equatorial landing site

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    This is very cool.
  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Well, I don't buy it. I won't be convinced this was a water way until they find '67 Chevy rusting away, or a old shopping cart, or an old rubber boot. Who ever heard of a waterway without trash in it?

    OK Ok --- just kidding.... this is very cool.

    At some point, once they decide that Mars did in fact support life, there is going to be an interesting debate. How complex did Martian life become? Single cell? Did it evolve to stage of lichen? Or should we be starting to look for some sort of fossilized remains? Even soft animals with no bones can leave fossilized remains.

    Wouldn't it be amazing if Curiosity just happened to find a bit of fossil?
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    When I read this, I was sooo picturing the beginning sequence to the movie "Heavy Metal". Different car, but that is what came to mind.

    Very cool story.
  5. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

    Old Muley

    Jan 6, 2009
    Titletown USA
    What? Wait, when did this happen? I must have been too busy watching "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to notice.

    (You know I'm kidding, Curiosity is freakin' awesome!)

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