NASA: Curiosity Has Found Plastic On Mars

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Last week Curiosity was able to use its SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) device to confirm the discovery. A robotic arm with a complex system of Spectral Analysis devices was able to vaporize and identify gasses from the sample, concluding that it is in fact plastic. How plastic formed or ended up on the Martian surface is quite an exciting mystery that sparks many questions. The type of plastic sampled as we know so far can only be formed using petrochemicals, meaning not only that there could possibly be a source of oil on the Red Planet, but that somehow it got turned into plastic. Even more interesting is that oil or petrochemicals used to create this type of plastic are only known to come from ancient fossilized organic materials, such as zooplankton and algae, which geochemical processes convert into oil pointing to the earthshaking evidence that there was once life on mars. 'Right now we have multiple working hypotheses, and each hypothesis makes certain predictions about things like what the spherules are made of and how they are distributed,' said Curiosity's principal investigator, Steve Squyres, of Cornell University. 'Our job as we explore Matijevic Hill in the months ahead will be to make the observations that will let us test all the hypotheses carefully, and find the one that best fits the observations.'

source science.slashdot.org...




posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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sorry I found out this might be fake... I got tricked! It was on slashdot.org which is usually pretty good



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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reply to post by Ronnie6657
 

The site referenced in the blog post is a hoax site.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Boy, have I got a bridge to sell to you!



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Originally posted by Ronnie6657
sorry I found out this might be fake... I got tricked! It was on slashdot.org which is usually pretty good


Like Roswell?
Its a Saucer...er...a balloon...um...a test dummy....or....

HEY OP!!
Someone just posted another source oft that info nasaupdatecenter.us...

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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LMAO, good one.


Here is the picture from the original source...



Mars Rover Curiosity Working At 'Matijevic Hill'
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Is it on Mars?



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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reply to post by Ronnie6657
 


HEY OP!!
Someone just posted another source oft that info nasaupdatecenter.us...



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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reply to post by VoidHawk
 

That is the source linked in the blog post in the OP. It is a hoax site.

NASAUPDATECENTER.US:


Registrant Name: Xavier Jenks
Registrant Organization: NASA

Registrant Address1: PO Box 791633
Registrant City: Cape Carnival
Registrant State/Province: FL
Registrant Postal Code: 666666


Xavier Jenks:
www.google.com...
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Yes. Interested? (I do not take that crazy Martian money. Canadian or American money will do.)



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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I knew I left my mars bar wrapper somewhere. Does NASA have a lost and found?



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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What an elaborate hoax site this seems to be! With real stories, and links to NASA and such apparent legitimacy.
Anyone know what is up with the site? Have they been hoaxing all along? This confuses me. Another post alluding to this site is already up.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by TFCJay
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Yes. Interested? (I do not take that crazy Martian money. Canadian or American money will do.)


Perhaps, but, you must describe this bridge on Mars.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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What an elaborate hoax site this seems to be! With real stories, and links to NASA and such apparent legitimacy.

It really is not difficult to copy an entire webpage and edit the "good parts" to suit your whim.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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OK, I think I understand.They took this: marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov... site and altered it, and put it up at the fake nasaupdatecenter.us address.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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Actually it was this page:
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...





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