So it is not debris from the rover Curiosity...

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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Remember this image?





It is the one that got me all hyped up about finding "weird" stuff on Mars.
Unfortunately it seemed at the time that it had been dismiss by NASA as debris from the rover. Or so I have read here on ATS

Now could someone clarify this story for me, because I have just come across this picture :





And NASA clearly says :

"the mission's science team assessed the bright particles in this scooped pit to be native Martian material rather than spacecraft debris"


www.nasa.gov...
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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Now could someone clarify this story for me

Yes.
It is not the same thing. The first is not a bright particle. The second is.
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by Phage


Now could someone clarify this story for me

Yes.
It is not the same thing. The first is not a bright particle. The second is.
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Yes but what is the official story for the first picture?



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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You really missed that?

It's a small piece of plastic. The object is material from the rover or something from the sky crane which had fallen onto the rover.
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Good stuff, at least they have one authentic shiny object to identify.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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I almost would think curiosity has been exploit to find gold?



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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Doubt it, It would cost them more to go there than any amount of gold they could bring back.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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Well not if you want to mine rough diamonds and precious metals, not to mention other common raw materials that are rare on earth?
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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I know but it cost 3 billion dollars just to get that rover on Mars. Imagine how much it would cost to send a vehicle big enough to dig,excavate,store and fly back to earth with enough material for the trip to be worth it. I am not even sure we have the technology for such a trip. Unless maybe they are looking for something specific.
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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I'm not talking about this mission, but missions in the future to come. I mean curiosity is more likely a scout.

You know it isn't about finding life, it would only be an obstacle. If you want to go to another planets or moons it has to profitable to go there . Thats the way we humans work its all about profit nothing more nothing less. Thats what I think.
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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You really missed that?

It's a small piece of plastic. The object is material from the rover or something from the sky crane which had fallen onto the rover.
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c'mon phage:shk:
you know it's a Ritz crackers wrapper
some techie with the munchies is probably responsible


what about the bright stuff
diamonds?



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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You really missed that?

It's a small piece of plastic. The object is material from the rover or something from the sky crane which had fallen onto the rover.
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The higher res images that were released made it really obvious that it was a piece of plastic.

This image?
No idea. Looks geological though.






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