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Originally posted by schuyler
Fer God's sakes, they just got there less than 24 hours ago. It's a two year mission. They haven't even unpacked yet and y'all are griping about the pics. Do you seriously think that's all there is? That they landed in one piece and are operational is a minor miracle in itself. Nearly half the Mars missions failed "on impact." How about exert some patience and give them a chance?
Originally posted by xpoq47
What happened to the high debunking skills on this forum? Certainly people can come up with an explanation for what is seen in the photo as an alternative to gravel. Dust on the lens? Computer error? File photo put up by mistake? Something other than swamp gas or insects. Or physical trace left by alien craft. Rock circle?
Originally posted by AnarchysAngel
reply to post by pajoly
Martian gravel is a topic of great debate on ATS.
Not a joke. Martian gravel matters.
Gravel /ˈɡrævəl/ is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments.
Originally posted by Domo1
While I certainly see value in exploring the universe, perhaps that billion dollars could have gone to better use. Like maybe feeding people, helping out the poor, paying off some national debt...