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The conspiracy theories begin: What was the mystery blotch that appears on Mars rover photo ...
Daily Mail UK ^ | 08-09-2012 | James Nye

Posted on 08/09/2012 11:28:06 AM PDT by Red Badger

Conspiracy theorists have worked themselves up into a lather over a mysterious blotch visible in the first black and white photographs taken from NASA's new Curiosity rover as it landed on Mars.

The faint but distinctive dot which can be seen on the horizon of the Red Planet was taken by a device on the $2.5 billion robot called its Hazcam and relayed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter back to Earth.

However, two hours later when the satellite made another pass over Curiosity, the rover sent another batch of images that revealed that the blotch had eerily disappeared.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: curiosity; mars; marsrover; mystery; nasa; picture Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Red Badger
It's a giant sandworm poking it's head out of the ground to see what all the commotion was about.
2 posted on 08/09/2012 11:29:57 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Red Badger

Red effing ink from an agency so politically raped by liberal ideology it isn’t funny. This crap is useless at this point in this turning point of our history.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger

It’s the remnants of that “missile” from last year that managed to miss a whole continent...


4 posted on 08/09/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Red Badger

Obviously it was paranormal mars dust.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 11:33:56 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: apillar

Then all that red stuff is SPICE????.........hmmmm............


6 posted on 08/09/2012 11:35:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

7 posted on 08/09/2012 11:35:40 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Red Badger

“Oops, my bad ... forgot to take the lens cap off.”


8 posted on 08/09/2012 11:36:05 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Red Badger

That damn Marvin up to his old tricks.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 11:36:27 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Red Badger; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Gadzooks! That mystery blotch is Sheila Jackson Lee's elbow... as she is tearing down the American Flag she said Neil Armstrong put up when Apollo 11 landed there in 1969.
10 posted on 08/09/2012 11:37:34 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: arrogantsob

11 posted on 08/09/2012 11:37:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ZX12R

I could have been a ‘Spice Blow’ caught on camera...........


12 posted on 08/09/2012 11:37:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: apillar

LOOK!!! THEY’VE TAKEN COMMENT #1!!! THIS IS IMPOR


13 posted on 08/09/2012 11:39:20 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Red Badger

The fact that people are making conspiracies about a blotch is a sad reflection oh the mental state of society.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 11:39:39 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: apillar
Whoa! It says here it can only be a space... herpe!
15 posted on 08/09/2012 11:43:04 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: apillar

Clearly it is a Starbucks.

Now the Martians will be up all night.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 11:45:08 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: apillar
"It's a giant sandworm poking it's head out of the ground to see what all the commotion was about."

Well, we could use some of the spice to revived the manned space program.

17 posted on 08/09/2012 11:46:10 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: apillar

I think that was the rest of this guy's hair.

18 posted on 08/09/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: apillar

http://www.nationalledger.com/news-tech/several-photos-show-woman-on-m-235139.shtml#.UCQF86PiF9w


19 posted on 08/09/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: apillar

20 posted on 08/09/2012 11:49:22 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: apillar

It’s a moderator removing comment #1 so we can’t post a response.


21 posted on 08/09/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: apillar

It’s a Martian flash mob.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 11:54:54 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: null and void

Never a dull moment. Wait...what?


23 posted on 08/09/2012 12:01:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: apillar

It was TOTUS


24 posted on 08/09/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: dfwgator
Classic!!!

LOL.

25 posted on 08/09/2012 12:01:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Iron Munro
It’s a moderator removing comment #1 so we can’t post a response.

OMG! The Free Republic Moderators are even involved in the giant martian sandworm conspiracy! Get your tinfoil hats on and head for the hills, the aliens are among us!

26 posted on 08/09/2012 12:04:29 PM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

I’m betting that the crazy haired guy from Ancient Aliens is going to get a two hour special out of that one blurry picture.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

It’s OBVIOUSLY just pixelation that many freepers declared without doubt to be the case a few months ago when a photo surfaced of a “Mars base station”.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 12:07:03 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ZX12R


29 posted on 08/09/2012 12:19:15 PM PDT by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: apillar; Iron Munro

Things being things and if the truth is stranger than fiction I wouldna be surprised to find out the mods ARE giant Martian sandworms.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 12:23:27 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: dfwgator

You’re may-king me veary veary ang-gary


31 posted on 08/09/2012 12:23:44 PM PDT by fuente
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To: corkoman

Yikes! Martian defenses!


32 posted on 08/09/2012 12:26:00 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: apillar

Okay, okay - I’m sorry already!

I was just buzzing around in my fusion powered intergalactic runabaout, and I saw this thing coming down...

Honestly, I didn’t mean to ruin anyone’s photographs.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Bender2

Ice Pirates! Great movie.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 12:33:24 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (As long a hundred of us remain alive we will never on any condition be brought under Obama's rule.)
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To: Red Badger

It's a Decepticon of course.

35 posted on 08/09/2012 12:35:34 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; Bender2
Ice Pirates! Great movie.

This be my bad chariot!

36 posted on 08/09/2012 12:37:53 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: dfwgator
Ask him:

"Live video discussion: Meet 'Mohawk Guy' today at 2 p.m."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/nasas-mohawk-guy-becomes-face-of-mars-mission-google-hangout.html

(I'm assuming today, PDT...)

37 posted on 08/09/2012 12:59:07 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Dust cloud—or maybe a Martian Ghost!


38 posted on 08/09/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
From the article, I'm going to go with pre and post clear lens cap removal.

When I went through my photography phase, one tip was to always leave on a 1A sky filter to protect the lens.

Perhaps NASA should have used 1A filter as a lens cap, rather than something plastic?

Yeah, I know, weight...

39 posted on 08/09/2012 1:18:08 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: apillar

Rabbit sh*t

40 posted on 08/09/2012 1:27:49 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: apillar

It was Marvin’s air biscuit


41 posted on 08/09/2012 1:37:31 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Red Badger
Data Not Found, Photobucket I think it is definately a conspiracy.

I'm Pointing a finger directly at Photobucket this so-called mythical

"James Robinston Anderson Johnston" who supposedly owns the FreeRepublic Meta-Social Media Cyber-Brain Portal Site.

42 posted on 08/09/2012 3:28:19 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: dfwgator

OMG Marvin the Martian I knew he show up on this thread ROFL

HEY DUDE what upzzz


43 posted on 08/09/2012 5:36:41 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator

OMG Marvin the Martian I knew he show up on this thread ROFL

HEY DUDE what upzzz


44 posted on 08/09/2012 5:37:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia16042.html
Nasa is saying that the anomoly could be the dust cloud of the sky crane crashing.


45 posted on 08/10/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Make that anomoly an anomaly.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 2:44:28 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: ZX12R

47 posted on 08/10/2012 3:16:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: mnehring
“The fact that people are making conspiracies about a blotch is a sad reflection oh the mental state of society.”

Bread and circuses for the mentally pliable part of the population.

48 posted on 08/10/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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