Originally posted by andy06shake
Its not going to be anything big or life changing. If it were so then "They" sure dont want Joe Public to know.
Originally posted by FrankLY
reply to post by Char-Lee
Mars & Eatrh water similar...
If this is it, it good news. Not great (for me) but good non the less
As we've previously reported, Curiosity's radiation instruments indicate that normal background radiation at the Martian surface is comparatively mild - a pleasant surprise considering the planet's thin atmosphere.
Originally posted by davespanners
I'll try not to get my hopes up too then.
He already seems to have discounted it being Methane
"We knew from the very beginning that we had this risk of having brought air from Florida. And we needed to diminish it and then make the measurement again," he says. And when they made the measurement again, the signs of methane disappeared.
Hmm I wonder what it is. I hope it makes me as excited as it makes John Grotzingeredit on 20-11-2012 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OMsk3ptic
I don't really think finding microbes on Mars would be that huge of a deal. Earth and Mars have been swapping spit for billions of years, the life on Mars would probably have originated from the same place as life on Earth, and not formed independent of each other. I could be wrong, it might be a big deal for the panspermia theorists, but I don't really think it would mean life is abundant throughout the universe or anything like that.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
The moment this rover was making all kinds of news about it's decent and the "minutes of terror" I knew something was up.
They made a huge media deal out of this rover, probably because they knew it would find something.
The rover will find "something" aka signs pointing to life. To a scientist that's exciting, I guess.
I just don't get it people. We can build an 800 mile pipeline across Alaska, house people in one of the harshest places on Earth for oil, go to the moon 40 years ago -- but we can't send a better rover?
I keep screaming this to people:
Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it
If we really want to go to Mars or live on the Moon, we could do it in less than a decade.
*shaking head*edit on 20-11-2012 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by lasvegasteddy
tptb are notorious of diversion tactics too
could the very core of something like this be a diversion..."in play"
something unwrapping needs an "on hold trump card" to be played???
a play that could include a ...here's something to talk about while we remove something that shouldn't be talked aboutedit on 20-11-2012 by lasvegasteddy because: (no reason given)