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The rover will carry the biggest, most advanced suite of instruments for scientific studies ever sent to the martian surface. The rover will analyze dozens of samples scooped from the soil and drilled from rocks. The record of the planet's climate and geology is essentially "written in the rocks and soil" -- in their formation, structure, and chemical composition. The rover's onboard laboratory will study rocks, soils, and the local geologic setting in order to detect chemical building blocks of life (e.g., forms of carbon) on Mars and will assess what the martian environment was like in the past.
Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by grantbeed
And then the people in the future went on the archives and found these posts where we talk about them finding our names and researching us and reading our posts!
Edit: I think the the future people will admire our foresight - especially if they follow through on our designs for them.
They will talk about how strong we were to maintain our humour during this, the Greatest Depression. They will wonder how we ever did it.
We'll say we did it for them. And that will be the truth.
[edit on 11-1-2010 by Exuberant1]