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NASA Scientists Perplexed by Mysterious Mars Rock Unlike Anything They've Ever Seen Before [UPDATE]
clevelandleader.com ^ | January 19, 2014 - 6:25pm | Julie Kent on

Posted on 01/19/2014 4:05:03 PM PST by BenLurkin

Lead Mars Exploration rover scientist Steve Squyres describes the rock as looking like a large jelly donut, explaining:

““It looks white around the edge in the middle and there’s a low spot in the center that’s dark red – it looks like a jelly doughnut.” ”

The instruments on NASA's Opportunity rover that are analyzing the rock are sending back to Earth data that is as mysterious as the jelly donut-like rock itself. Squyres says:

“It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before. It’s very high in sulphur, it’s very high in magnesium, its got twice as much manganese as we’ve ever seen in anything on Mars."

(Excerpt) Read more at clevelandleader.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: mars; nasa; opportunity; stevesquyres
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1 posted on 01/19/2014 4:05:03 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like a gum wrapper.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 4:08:03 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Damn aliens are throwing rocks at our rover. That’s just a dick move.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 4:08:39 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BenLurkin

1. churned up; 2. meteor originated; 3. photo shop.


4 posted on 01/19/2014 4:09:16 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: Future Snake Eater

Just wait until they steal the rims and leave the rover up on blocks.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 4:09:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Vermont Lt

It’s an expended Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator round.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 4:10:17 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: gusopol3

I was going with #3 until this article. The rover had drilled a piece and analyzed it.

So meteorite it is.


7 posted on 01/19/2014 4:10:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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8 posted on 01/19/2014 4:11:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a cook book!!


9 posted on 01/19/2014 4:11:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: BenLurkin

trash


10 posted on 01/19/2014 4:11:32 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: BenLurkin

‘...there’s a low spot in the center that’s dark red – it looks like a jelly doughnut.”’

Elvis was there???


11 posted on 01/19/2014 4:12:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: BenLurkin

““It looks white around the edge in the middle and there’s a low spot in the center that’s dark red – it looks like a jelly doughnut.” ”


Es ist mein Berliner!


12 posted on 01/19/2014 4:13:18 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: BenLurkin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Mmmm, jelly doughnut.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 4:14:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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14 posted on 01/19/2014 4:16:56 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: BenLurkin
Elvis needs donuts.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 4:17:49 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: BenLurkin
Close-up of Mars rock.
16 posted on 01/19/2014 4:19:28 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Es ist mein Berliner!

Now that's the best line I've read all day!

P.S. I'm sure there's a "bismark" line in there somewhere as well...

17 posted on 01/19/2014 4:19:46 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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"The Opportunity's working fine. I'll let NASA know after I finish...hey, where'd the rest of that donut go?"
18 posted on 01/19/2014 4:24:11 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: BenLurkin

The color out of space.


19 posted on 01/19/2014 4:24:59 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Elvis was there???

Christie...

20 posted on 01/19/2014 4:25:52 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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