posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 08:51 AM
With each Sol passing on Mars - our little robotic Captain James Cook seems to be "un-earthing" (or perhaps un-mars-ing) and discovering some
fantastic geological wonders, whilst they are "out of this world" all of the images being sent back also feel so familiar.
Its really hard to be amazed simply by the photos because they seem so Earth like, but when you think that these images are being sent, at times, over
140 million miles back to Earth, this really puts the truly amazing and vast significance of what we are doing as humans into perspective. (You would
have to travel round the Earth 5,622 times before you were anywhere near the same distance).
Its simply incredible, just take a moment to visualize in your head that right now, this second, Curiosity is pushing its way through desert sand and
being blasted by an alien wind, play those images in motion in your head as its happening because the static/still photos do not do this project any
justice at all.
Ok now thats out of the way.....my really reason to opening this thread was to ask "Is Curiosity currently trawling through an ancient Sea Bed?"
It looks so much like cracks that occurs when there is a severe drought. I dont think it has been confirmed as such however it stands to reason that
if our little friend is currently on an Ancient Sea Bed this is possibly one of the best places to search for chemistry in the dirt that could show
evidence of previous life - it is also probably the most likeliest place to find fossils of past life.
What other reasons could there be for the dramatic change in geology, from loose sandy ridges to clear cracks in the foundation?? Any geologists on