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Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream
yahoo.com ^ | 9/28/12 | ALICIA CHANG | Associated Press

Posted on 09/28/2012 8:44:35 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars — a find that the mission's chief scientist called exciting.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: curiosity; mars; nasa
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1 posted on 09/28/2012 8:44:40 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

This image provided by NASA shows shows a Martian rock outcrop near the landing site of the rover Curiosity thought to be the site of an ancient streambed. Curiosity landed in a crater near Mars' equator on …

2 posted on 09/28/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Cracks in the bedrock - pan ‘em for gold!


3 posted on 09/28/2012 8:53:03 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Indep. Payment Advisory Board = "Death Panels")
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To: Evil Slayer

Doesn’t molten rock flow like a stream?


4 posted on 09/28/2012 8:57:46 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: eCSMaster

Beat me to it!


5 posted on 09/28/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Evil Slayer

It’s kind of depressing knowing that at one time Mars looked just like Earth.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 9:02:42 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Revolting cat!
Proof of martian life!


7 posted on 09/28/2012 9:03:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Evil Slayer

Would that be waist deep on a Martian or Earthling?


8 posted on 09/28/2012 9:08:18 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Evil Slayer

NASA will get a new presidential directive soon.

With the coordinates where they are to find a bust of Obama.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 9:13:19 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: eCSMaster
Nickel Iron meteors usually yield about 1% gold by weight.

Most surface deposits on Earth started out as meteor strikes, and over time the meteor rusted away releasing the gold which then began scattering.

Comet strikes are different but they too bring in some gold.

No one has ever mined Mars and the Iron Catastrophe that occurred on early Earth didn't happen there. That means that all the gold to ever hit Mars is probably lying about on or near the surface in relatively easily mined quantities.

Those folks investing in gold for its long term value are going to lose their shirts the second we have inexpensive space travel!

10 posted on 09/28/2012 9:19:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: circlecity

I guess so but I doubt it would leave sedimentary deposits or rounded pebbles as a result.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 9:19:31 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: eCSMaster

Need to add a caveat ~ folks who already have inexpensive space travel have already visited Mars and despoiled it of anything with universal intrinsic value ~ like 1% deposits of anything ~ so if there’s no gold on Mars WE ARE NOT ALONE (weird music swirling in background ~ tympannies pound out boom boom boom boom boom boom)


12 posted on 09/28/2012 9:22:20 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Evil Slayer

Isn’t it pretty established science that liquid water once flowed in Mars?


13 posted on 09/28/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
It’s kind of depressing knowing that at one time Mars looked just like Earth.

Proof that Zer0 had been there and left.

14 posted on 09/28/2012 9:24:15 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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Here is a thought I have not seen expressed. The article claims that this stream once had vigorous flow. I seem to remember that the Rover is currently at the BOTTOM of a crater. How do you get vigorous flow at a low spot, and if there was enough flow to be vigorous, how was it that the crater was not a lake?


15 posted on 09/28/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Natufian

I see broken pebbles, not rounded ones, and the other post about this being the bottom of a crater is a fantastic observation.

Many of us will buy Big Media’s story, because it’s not DIRECTLY tied to politics.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 9:53:50 AM 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: treetopsandroofs

17 posted on 09/28/2012 9:55:26 AM 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: dsrtsage

That is because nasa is just making this crap up. To get real science done, we need people there in long term settlements.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Is it the stream where Richard Hoagland was baptized? Is the stream at 19.5 north or south latitude? And does George Noory refuse to dispute it?


19 posted on 09/28/2012 9:57:36 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Look at the two big rocks at lower left.

Looks cleaved, not eroded by water.

We like to believe what they tell us to believe.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 9:57:39 AM 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: DonaldC

We need to send our worst criminals there, one-way.

Worked out well for Australia....


21 posted on 09/28/2012 9:58:59 AM 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: muawiyah

“Those folks investing in gold for its long term value are going to lose their shirts the second we have inexpensive space travel!”

That’s true, but by then the dollar will have lost another 99% of its value!


22 posted on 09/28/2012 10:03:14 AM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: treetopsandroofs

Perhaps this will help:

http://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/curiosity-water-flowing-mars-28092012/


23 posted on 09/28/2012 10:06:57 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: Evil Slayer
a find that the mission's chief scientist called exciting.
Oh yeah - time for increased budget requests and sending out more grant applications.
24 posted on 09/28/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Natufian

NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence for an ancient, flowing stream on Mars at a few sites, including the rock outcrop pictured here, which the science team has named "Hottah" after Hottah Lake in

25 posted on 09/28/2012 10:14:22 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Natufian

Thanks. Hmm, maybe. Perhaps.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 10:34:21 AM 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: desertfreedom765

It’ll make that up in volume though.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 10:40:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Evil Slayer
Sorry NASA but Leonardo Da Vinci beat you to it.

He saw these water canals 500 years ago before they were dried up by Martian global warming caused by alien pollution.

28 posted on 09/28/2012 10:56:26 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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