NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds More Shiny Objects on Mars

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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by ka119


I just find it interesting that they jumped to conclusions the first time, 'confirming' that the shiny object was part of the rover, now they are back tracking and saying, "well, perhaps this IS NOT part of the rover.."


It's not backtracking. It's just new information leading to a new working hypothesis. That is the de facto standard for dealing with new information.

You might blame them for dismissing it as something man made the first time, but you really shouldn't be blaming them for reevaluating it now. That just wouldn't be fair.




posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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I'm hypothesizing that they may be tiny structures that are used and occupied by the legendary little people of Mars.

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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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I think this is more than just a stone, there is a bright blue object right behind the shiny white thing.
There is also something that looks like a small nut next to it.

Its very strange. I dont think this is part of the rover.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Well I'll tell ya beezz.............ooh! another thread's subject!





posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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As far as I can gather, the initial find is still something out of the rover, the other stuff seen is still thought to be native to Mars, and not likely ice, otherwise they would have said so by now. I do think that we have already seen what is being talked about in the article, and there is already a thread somewhere on this.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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You would think that there would be something better than this. I would be more interested if they found a bone, a coffee mug, a toothbrush, or something that wouldn't cause people to be confused or speculate while they take the real photos, and give us tiny pieces of scrap.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Kandinsky
We've sent some ~20 successful missions to Mars...as in what we threw at Mars got there. Crashed, banged and/or landed. Orbiters decay and landers run down; we shouldn't forget the junk we leave, like parachutes, either.

The point I'm getting at is that we might find out that these 'bright particles' are terrestrial and from any number of pieces of equipment and debris being eroded and whipped around Mars by the weather.



Or... exercising some Occam's razor here, its mineral! You know... like the thousands of shiny minerals you can find on earth.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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Ooo!, piece of candy, Ooo!, piece of candy, Ooo!, piece of candy, Ooo!, piece of candy...
edit on 10/20/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: lmfao



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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I find it hard to believe anything NASA reveals. They are not really an investigative agency. They have a different agenda than science for the benefit of mankind.

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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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I think Its gold or platinum as said in another thread about this topic before.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by 0bserver1
I think Its gold or platinum as said in another thread about this topic before.


You dont even have to go to precious metals, it can be something like galena for instance.




Highly reflective, flat surfaces, hell that thing is almost like a mirror... and doesnt even come close to being "rare"... its actually pretty abundant.

The reflection on those pictures sure seem like something out of a flat surface, thats why I remembered galena, but then again, there are so many flat-surfaced, highly reflective minerals. This was merely an example



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Could be true,but could there be precious metals on mars?



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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I'm actually quite excited to see what becomes of this " Shiny object". It is sort of weird how they keep changing their answers as always. I would like to be in the room with the guys who are discussing what it really is, it would be phenomenal if it was old civilization scraps though, just a thought.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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let's go there and mine mars.....I am down. Maybe we will find alloys there we do not have on earth. It would be interesting if we could find something there that has just the right qualities we look for in building complex structures.

Light, durable, malleable, and/ or strong.

Let's go there and find out!

Imagine, if the perfect alloy is just lying around up there just under the dirt, and you can just pick it up with your hand....

or if it was easily mined, like by just digging a few feet underground and in vast quantities....it would make all ventures over there paid in full before they got off the ground....companies would be begging to send people up there. We would get awesome jobs too...

I want to go be a mars miner!


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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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just tell them its titanium, or platinum, well have a base there next week.

oh wow shiney object, F THIS crap, go to river beds and water openings, go to places where LIFE might have actually left something, a freakin creater, cause life will find shelter there,,, yah i always run for giant gaping dangerous holes for life sustainabilty lol, a creater would probably be hardest to find anything, i giant object smashed into that area, but with luck they might be able to find an al-Qaeda passport to after millions of degrees of extreme heat from impact ^^



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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I don't know? I think the risks of dying there are high.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by BIHOTZ
let's go there and mine mars.....I am down. Maybe we will find alloys there we do not have on earth. It would be interesting if we could find something there that has just the right qualities we look for in building complex structures.

Light, durable, malleable, and/ or strong.

Let's go there and find out!

Imagine, if the perfect alloy is just lying around up there just under the dirt, and you can just pick it up with your hand....

or if it was easily mined, like by just digging a few feet underground and in vast quantities....it would make all ventures over there paid in full before they got off the ground....companies would be begging to send people up there. We would get awesome jobs too...

I want to go be a mars miner!


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would be awsome

sign me up to



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
The first shiny object "Ice" they found looked more like an insect pupal case

That was not one of the “Shiny” objects, and it was a piece of plastic off the delivery system.
 


I'll give you one good reason why they might be being quiet about this ATM.
What if it ends up being pyrite?
Our understanding of how pyrite forms on Earth is that it involves water, low oxygen levels, both of which we already now Mars has, but also... Decomposing organic material.

They are going to be very slow and cautious before they make any claim as to what this is, and ensure that the science backs it up.
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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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could you imagin if that was gold or platinum...

we would have men on mars in less than 10 years.. gold fever everywhere

and you would think a discovery like that should just fix the economy instantly



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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Why do we even bother discussing this? Too many people here won't believe anything NASA says unless they say a Martian just walked up to the Rover and waved in the camera.


Everything is BS to these people unless it mimics Star Trek.

Interesting to me though. I think most people agreed that the first instance was a part of the Rover itself (even if people refuse to accept it, it is the most logical explanation). This seems to be different though.

Perhaps they are crystalline in nature, like common quarts here on Earth? Or maybe it is ice after all?





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