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.."
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.
Originally posted by 0bserver1
I think Its gold or platinum as said in another thread about this topic before.
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!
edit on 20-10-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SLAYER69
The first shiny object "Ice" they found looked more like an insect pupal case