NASA to unveil new Mars discoveries by Curiosity

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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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Hi

NASA is gonna hold a press conference about the Curiosity rover's first rock powder sample. It will be broadcast live on NASA's TV and webcast channels.

Im very curious to hear what they have to say..

science.nbcnews.com...


NASA will reveal new discoveries about Mars gleaned from the Curiosity rover's first rock powder sample in a high-profile news conference on Tuesday.

The Mars rover news conference, which will be held at the agency's headquarters in Washington, will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. It will be broadcast live on NASA's TV and webcast channels, a departure from recent teleconferences that have been a staple of Curiosity rover mission updates.


Watch the press conference here
www.space.com...
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 08:44 PM
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Interesting.

Have to see what they say. However I'm not going to expect anything earth shattering.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 08:44 PM
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However I'm not going to expect anything earth shattering.

Nope.
Just Mars rock shattering.

Ba dum dum
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 08:48 PM
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Phage, you just let your guard down there a minute and had wee bit of a laugh?


Seriously though, still interested to see what that Mars dirt is made of.
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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However I'm not going to expect anything earth shattering.

Nope.
Just Mars rock shattering.

Ba dum dum
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>.<

*GROAN*

Bad Phage....bad Phage!



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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We will get the boring details of the composition of the rock and so on.
Did they drill into one of those veins of alleged calcium carbonate,caltrate,whatever?



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:24 PM
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Interesting.

Have to see what they say. However I'm not going to expect anything earth shattering.






Apparently reading the OP before posting isn't a skill you have attained yet.





OP:

Finally a title without the drama...hopefully they don't find any anomalies and follow up with another one titled Curiosity Killed the Cat.





posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
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Phage, you just let your guard down there a minute and had wee bit of a laugh?


Seriously though, still interested to see what that Mars dirt is made of.
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OH My...we might need a doctor...


But on topic, givin the findings of revent photos of the red surface possibly being only "skin deep" any one care to venture a guess as to what the rocks are made of?

Im gonna have to make a slightly uneducated guess and say...it is some form of Halite.

It could "help" in accounting for the lack of life as well as a lack of water.
I wont say this is the entire planet, but given the region and geographic qualities of curiosities location it seems a logical guess.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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Apparently they are trying to discuss dust...pfft

What a waste of tax payers money? What about discussing rock formations that look like fossilized creatures, that would be logical, well in an ATS kind of way.. adding picture for some effect...




Peace
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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To contribute to these goals, MSL has eight main scientific objectives:
(1) Determine the nature and inventory of organic carbon compounds
(2) Investigate the chemical building blocks of life (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur) (3) Identify features that may represent the effects of biological processes (biosignatures) Geological and geochemical
(4) Investigate the chemical, isotopic, and mineralogical composition of the Martian surface and near-surface geological materials
(5) Interpret the processes that have formed and modified rocks and soils Planetary process
(6) Assess long-timescale (i.e., 4-billion-year) Martian atmospheric evolution processes
(7) Determine present state, distribution, and cycling of water and carbon dioxide Surface radiation


I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that they have discovered that Mars was, at one time, suitible for life.
That's what we want to hear.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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But...but... what about the rocks that look like living creatures?



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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But...but... what about the rocks that look like living creatures?


But...but they were once alive....


What's more curious, dust or life-like rock formations? Let the NASA discussing begin..


But of course can somebody enlighten me on the importance of discussing dust???

Peace
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:46 PM
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It's the mission of Curiosity to determine if Mars (in particular, Gale Crater) ever had conditions favorable to life. Determining the conditions under which minerals form is a key part of that investigation.
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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It's the mission of Curiosity to determine if Mars (in particular, Gale Crater) ever had conditions favorable to life. Conditions under which minerals form is a key part of that investigation.
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Interesting stuff...

I wonder, what comes of from that conference???

Peace



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:49 PM
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Conformation of gypsum on mars (in rocks at landing site to confirm water?)? That's my lame guesstimate...
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:50 PM
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Well you have two choices.
You can watch the webcast and/or read about the findings later.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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Of course it's clearly stated in the OP...but thanx all the same..

This has got to be the most interesting discovery should there be any NASA backed confirmation of minerals that may have supported life in this arid planet...

Peace
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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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Yeah, Its gonna be something totally boring and nothing to do with possible life on Mars, but my stupid A$$ will watch it anyway.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 10:22 PM
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Sorry couldn't help myself.

Dust, anyone......Dust?



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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But what about the life forms that look like rocks??






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