posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 08:49 AM
reply to post by rayuki
Originally posted by rayuki
this thread is why the human race is doomed, its like Idiocracy is coming true. that people actually think this is mud saddens me.
please if you really think it is mud, go grab a childs truck, and go roll it around in the DIRT and see what happens to the wheels....
I've only read up to page 17 so I'm not going to add my input about the thread subject in until I've finished but I do want to reply to this certain
What everyone is doing is actually debating, speculating and giving their theories as to "What" this is or "Could" be.
For you to say that the human race is doomed because we are all debating and trying to figure out something that is not that known to us just tells me
that you still have a lot to learn in life.
Sure, if you roll a toy truck around on the Earths dirt then some would stick, even if you rolled it in sand it would most likely stick. However, this
is not Earth. This is Mars. A planet that we do not completely understand yet. Please do not try to act like you know exactly what is happening
because even with all the scientific data we have, none of us are 100% sure.
edit on 3-11-2012 by Polymath because: (no reason
edit on 3-11-2012 by Polymath because: (no reason given)
As for a reply to the thread itself, I think that if it IS clumps of dirst sticking to the wheel then the location of the rover might have something
to do with it. Since the Gale Crater is deeper then the surface of Mars one might think that the "Dew", as some of you are calling it, might stick
around a bit longer then on the surface. This may give it just enough "Moisture" to make the very fine dust stick. Do I believe that's what this is?
I'm going to say no. Is it a possible? Yes.
Phage also pointed out that the rover has not moved in 5 days. To me, this could actually mean a mixture of Phage's theory and yours. Phage pointed
out (which Is true) that Electrostatic effects could be what is making the (very) fine dust stick to the wheel. With this, dust sticking to the wheel
for awhile along with the small amount of dew that could be caused by the water vapor could cause it to have the "caked" look.
edit on 3-11-2012 by Polymath because: Posting my opinion.