Skip to comments.Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream
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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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
Cracks in the bedrock - pan ‘em for gold!
Doesn’t molten rock flow like a stream?
Beat me to it!
It’s kind of depressing knowing that at one time Mars looked just like Earth.
Would that be waist deep on a Martian or Earthling?
NASA will get a new presidential directive soon.
With the coordinates where they are to find a bust of Obama.
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!
I guess so but I doubt it would leave sedimentary deposits or rounded pebbles as a result.
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)
Isn’t it pretty established science that liquid water once flowed in Mars?
Proof that Zer0 had been there and left.
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?
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.
That is because nasa is just making this crap up. To get real science done, we need people there in long term settlements.
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?
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.
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