posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 06:51 PM
"Just rocks Flinx?
Where Beagle 2 was indeed designed to detect life at a mere cost of 45 million, the Spirit was also designed to detect more than rocks at a mere cost
of 220 million."
I admit Spirit is neat and all.....very high-tech. They spent alot of money on it and seem to be getting away from their idiotic Faster, Cheaper,
Better philosophy. But the fact is it's still looking at freaking rocks. It might find where life MIGHT have existed in the past....oh gee. I thought
we've gotten past that point.
(sigh) Oh well, I suppose I'll have to take what I can get. Either that or join NASA and try to influence things my way...
I'm curious though, is it possible that Rock Sniffer 2004 (aka Sprit) could detect fosslized remains? Fossils are, for all purposes, rocks right?