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Originally posted by freelogic
Mars just became a whole lot more interesting!
I wonder how they will explain it once they have had time to analyse it?
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.edit on 29/11/2012 by freelogic because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Phage
It is a hoax site.
NASA has quelled rumors that a “major discovery” from the latest robotic probe on the Red planet was some form of indication of life. If there’s anything out there, we haven’t seen it yet, the agency said.
“At this point in the mission, the instruments on the rover have not detected any definitive evidence of Martian organics,” the space agency said in a press release issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a California division responsible for the Curiosity probe.
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Investigation of a small, bright object thought to have come from the rover may resume between the first and second scoop. Over the past two sols, with rover arm activities on hold, the team has assessed the object as likely to be some type of plastic wrapper material, such as a tube used around a wire, possibly having fallen onto the rover from the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft's descent stage during the landing in August.