Originally posted by CannibalCorpse1982
People actually believe a country that has owned (and still does) slaves, trafficks hispanics for cheap labor, blows up buildings and blames it on an entire race is going to give you any information that could dismantle the entire false religion that has been created to keep people in line? GMAFB. I'm sure they know more about alien life and it orgins than they are going to release to Mr Joe Farmer with no security clearance.
Originally posted by scotsdavy1
Probably a wrapper from KFC up there that some Martian threw awayedit on 20-11-2012 by scotsdavy1 because: (no reason given)
TextLife on Mars? Maybe not: NASA rows back on findings November 21, 2012
NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet. Read more at: phys.org...
A spokesman for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managing the project, appeared to pour cold water Wednesday on the hopes of space enthusiasts looking forward to an earth-shattering discovery. "John was delighted about the quality and range of information coming in from SAM during the day a reporter happened to be sitting in John's office last week. He has been similarly delighted by results at other points during the mission so far," spokesman Guy Webster told AFP. "The scientists want to gain confidence in the findings before taking them outside of the science team. As for history books, the whole mission is for the history books," Webster said. Read more at: phys.org...
"We're getting data from SAM," he said. "This data is gonna be one for the history books. It's looking really good." Read more at: phys.org...
Originally posted by AceWombat04
Right now we have exactly one example of a planet with carbon based life on it: Earth. If we ever find conclusive proof of organic life - past or present - on another planet, let alone one in our very own solar system, the probability of life emerging throughout the cosmos goes up considerably by my understanding...
Originally posted by ATSZOMBIE
This is a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE blow to the skeptics, its just another link to the fact of finding either past or current life on mars. The Methane has yet to be explained but with every new experiment its looking like life is common in the BILLIONS of galaxy's out there. YES!!!
Originally posted by AceWombat04
Right now we have exactly one example of a planet with carbon based life on it: Earth. If we ever find conclusive proof of organic life - past or present - on another planet, let alone one in our very own solar system, the probability of life emerging throughout the cosmos goes up considerably by my understanding. This is not just microbes in soil or mud or rocks. This really is, in my opinion, the greatest and most significant discovery we can possibly make, (next only to finding complex organic life, which in turn is second only to finding intelligent life.)
This could radically alter our understanding of just how common life might be in the universe, and even how common complex, biological creatures like ourselves may be. I don't agree with some that it would be insignificant. Insignificant compared to science fiction or to stories of direct contact with what people believe to be extraterrestrials, sure. If you believe we've already had contact, then fine. This is nothing I suppose. But for the rest of us not satisfied yet that that's the case, this should be seen as monumental if that's what it turns out to be in my opinion. Our view of the entire universe could change.
Originally posted by K-PAX-PROT
Then we have a NASA spokesman playing that original statement or the wording off it down.Hopefully the data will speak for its self, we have had the lead mission investigator being very clear in his original statement when he used the term "THIS DATA" and was NOT referring to the whole mission in general as "one for the history books", he used the term DATA coming from Curiosity and not the whole mission,that is very clear hear and this could be a very real discovery containing highly sensitive information that could very well be evidence of past or present life forms.In short my point here is that the the lead mission investigator has been clear in his statement.
Grotzinger says they recently put a soil sample in SAM, and the analysis shows something earthshaking. "This data is gonna be one for the history books. It's looking really good," he says.
Originally posted by Droogie
Keep your pants on.
It's been reduced from a "spectacular earth shattering event", into an "interesting find". Let's hope NASA can from now on keep down the hype, and actually stay scientific and avoid the pandering to those that are enthusiastically driven by obscure and veiled news that come from the rovers payed by the american tax payer.
"John was delighted about the quality and range of information coming in from SAM during the day a reporter happened to be sitting in John's office last week. He has been similarly delighted by results at other points during the mission so far," spokesman Guy Webster told AFP.