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NASA's next small step may be into Martian manure

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posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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NASA's next small step may be into Martian manure


www.smh.com.au

HAVE they found poo on the Red Planet?

Space websites around the world are abuzz with speculation about what NASA's latest Mars probe may have found.

The excitement has been triggered by a report in the journal Aviation Week that the space agency alerted the White House to "major new Phoenix lander discoveries concerning the 'potential for life' ".

Jon Clarke, a geologist with Mars Society Australia, a group dedicated to Martian exploration, said the report had triggered a frenzy of interest.
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posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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They should really just tell us what they found already and end all of this speculation.

www.smh.com.au
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posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:22 PM
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I thought this announcement from Nasa about mars was just a hoax?



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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there was an article in aviation week, but then nasa posted something on twitter? trying to downplay it.... so who knows



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:34 PM
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Does anyone know when they are going to announce what they are briefing the Whitehouse on? Just curious

-Kdial1



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:41 PM
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No, actually they put out a statement saying it was bunk.

www.space.com...

Rumblings in the media suggest some intriguing findings from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission that relate to the question of life, specifically whether it could have survived on Mars in the past.

The issue bubbled up when it was reported Friday that some interesting results from Phoenix's wet chemistry laboratory, part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) suite of instruments, were mentioned in a White House briefing.

Not so, says Phoenix principal investigator Peter Smith, of the University of Arizona, who denied that any details of the MECA findings had been shared and called the reports "bogus and damaging information."


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:43 PM
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It wasn't a hoax. Just a rumour got out.



"We are attempting to assess the chemicals and minerals that make up the soil composition," he explained. "We are now about half way through the process and there are several conflicting points of view. This is not a good time to go public with half the story."


Conflicting reports lead to a leak about what was found. Until all tests have been carried out, we won't know anything.

White House is Briefed:...



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:48 PM
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End of the article from the OP's link;



But the magazine did not say it was life that had been discovered but evidence relating to the planet's "habitability".

Aviation Week strongly hinted that an announcement, which it said could be made next month, would be far more dramatic than last week's news that Phoenix had confirmed there is water ice on the planet.

Dr Clarke said the predicted announcement "obviously … has to be bigger than the asparagus [announcement]". But it "could all be a storm in a tea cup". Just in case, "our ears are perked. We can't wait."


A classic example of words being twisted. The sign of biology will probably be confirmed - I think some of us, including myself, are guilty of misinterpreting what Aviation Week said.

The planned announcement was not denied by NASA - just the White House briefing. So, a conference will be occurring some time next month.



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 03:26 PM
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The article said that Nasa was not about to claim that life existed or exists on Mars. So what difference does it make? Personally I have a Nasa picture of "Beings" on Mars so if they are not even willing to admit to that then it really won't be anything great. Maybe they found gold or silver or something. They still haven't admitted to flowing water on Mars when their pictures show flowing water, they won't even say perhaps....they sent probes into Saturn's and Titon's atmosphere but I am still looking for the pics all I can find is drawings even though they state that the probes had camera's. Nasa hides 70% of what it finds and drip feeds us a mixture of vomit and truth..screw Nasa we should start raising cash to either go to the moon or better still to Mars where we know 100% that there is life. (I am refering to the "mystery figure on Mars" picture which actually shows two figures and an animal) Have they bothered to explained that one?



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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This is perfect for me to reply that im laughing becuase of the fact, we the public get handed stories on martian poop, while they probably secretly are already there walking around, perhaps with the grays?



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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It's a conspiracy, they know that they screwed up and have to release information now, but now they're denying they ever briefed the Whitehouse.

Deny Ignorance.
Believe Nothing.
Trust Nobody.
Question Everything.

[edit on 8/4/2008 by Religion]



posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 06:29 PM
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They are briefing them on nothing now, apparently. It was a load of crap from the start, but came from two respectable websites might I add.

Check it out.

www.spaceref.com...




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