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Mars Mystery: What HAS Curiosity Discovered?
Discovery.com ^ | Tue Nov 20, 2012 02:13 PM ET | Analysis by Ian O'Neill

Posted on 11/20/2012 1:45:34 PM PST by Red Badger

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Image: The view from Curiosity after re-commencing its drive on sol 102 of the mission after camping out at Rocknest. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

1 posted on 11/20/2012 1:45:45 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis

Ping!...........


2 posted on 11/20/2012 1:47:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Looks like Afghanistan.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 1:49:59 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Red Badger

“Recently, NASA announced some results from SAM after analyzing samples of Mars air. Interestingly, clues as to Martian atmospheric history were uncovered. Also, mission scientists announced an apparent dearth of methane in the air — a result that undoubtedly frustrated many hoping for the detection of the gas that may, ultimately, reveal the presence of sub-surface microbial life.”

So all of the satellites orbiting Mars that detected methane were wrong???


4 posted on 11/20/2012 1:50:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Red Badger
Mars Mystery: What HAS Curiosity Discovered?

Mars Needs Women!

5 posted on 11/20/2012 1:50:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: massgopguy

I was thinking Detroit after they’ve leveled city blocks.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 1:52:34 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Red Badger

I’m definitely curious but I also recognize a need for a certain degree of hype.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 1:52:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger

A Twinkie left there by the Viking craft in the late 70s. Unwrapped. As fresh as the day it was baked.

But with a bite missing.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 1:52:49 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: Red Badger

9 posted on 11/20/2012 1:52:49 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Red Badger

I hope this is not a Trump-style blockbuster announcement.

“We have reason to believe that there are large areas on Mars that the sun shines on. We are trying to verify this.”


10 posted on 11/20/2012 1:54:15 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Red Badger

mission scientists are keeping quiet for the time being

until Obama Admin makes up something


11 posted on 11/20/2012 1:54:37 PM PST by molson209
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To: Red Badger
What HAS Curiosity Discovered?
The same as all the other probes have discovered - nothing.
When are the American people going to wake up and realize NASA =

12 posted on 11/20/2012 1:54:45 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red Badger

The article must’ve been written by a democrat. It has a lot of words, but doesn’t say jack!


13 posted on 11/20/2012 1:55:08 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: Red Badger
Don't forget that the lead scientists have exclusive access to the data for several months so they can write their papers. I suppose it's because they are being paid in NASA dollars, and they could make more elsewhere.

/johnny

14 posted on 11/20/2012 1:55:12 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red Badger
They discovered that cats live on Mars, but unfortunately it ran over one....so the next days' headlines were "Curiosity Killed the Cat."

Thank you, I'll be here all week, please make sure to tip your waiters and waitresses...try the veal.

15 posted on 11/20/2012 1:56:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger
Might these data indicate the detection of organic chemistry?

Coprolite, and lots of it! Big piles. /s

16 posted on 11/20/2012 1:57:02 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Right Wing Assault

Actually I thought it was pretty big news that they found that radiation levels on the ground are similar to what our low earth orbiting experience.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 1:57:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger
A crack team of hackers hit the NASA servers, and found this:


18 posted on 11/20/2012 1:59:11 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: dfwgator

http://instantrimshot.com/index.php?sound=rimshot&play=true


19 posted on 11/20/2012 2:01:21 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Salgak
They didn't say it was good news.

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20 posted on 11/20/2012 2:01:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: oh8eleven
When are the American people going to wake up and realize NASA...

NASA is one of the very best government expenditures, and for many reasons.

21 posted on 11/20/2012 2:04:47 PM PST by GingisK
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To: oh8eleven
I'm with you! Think of all of these we could give away with that money!!


22 posted on 11/20/2012 2:05:59 PM PST by Errant
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To: Red Badger

I am relieved to see at least one mission picture without idiotic figures being photoshopped in. Gets old.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 2:07:59 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: Red Badger

It's SAND! ROCKS AND SAND!
You spent billions of dollars to photograph ROCKS AND SAND!
OOOOH! OOOOOOOOH!

24 posted on 11/20/2012 2:11:09 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator
~ Well There Was One Here ~

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25 posted on 11/20/2012 2:11:22 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Red Badger

They have to ask permission from Zippy so he can be ‘the one’ who really discovered it....unless it’s a bad thing.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 2:16:26 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: steve86
I am relieved to see at least one mission picture without idiotic figures being photoshopped in. Gets old.

Got any photos of yourself on your homepage?
27 posted on 11/20/2012 2:19:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Salgak

There’s Marvin!!


28 posted on 11/20/2012 2:20:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Red Badger

To hell with Mars...Twinkies are moving to Mexico. Priorities...priorities.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 2:23:18 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: dfwgator

That’s pretty good!


30 posted on 11/20/2012 2:24:08 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: LostInBayport

Arrow head!


31 posted on 11/20/2012 2:24:39 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Red Badger
Scientists stated there is no way at all to determne the significance of the find.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 2:25:24 PM PST by Iron Munro (Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder - Our New Queen and King)
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To: steve86
“I am relieved to see at least one mission picture without idiotic figures being photoshopped in.”

Why? This isn't www.nasa.com or Scientific Americans website.
Fun is good.

33 posted on 11/20/2012 2:26:33 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: dfwgator

We have plenty of liberal women to send.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 2:28:39 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: steve86

Oh, you’re no fun anymore.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 2:29:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I wonder how long it'll take them to discover these on Mars?



It's only tricks of light and shadows.
36 posted on 11/20/2012 2:37:04 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Red Badger
"I'm buildin' me a rocket-ship
To go where womern's don't give no lip
I'm a-blastin' off, baby I'm Venus-bound!

~Unknown Hinson

37 posted on 11/20/2012 2:37:29 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: dfwgator

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/believe.wav


38 posted on 11/20/2012 2:37:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. ItClimate change! is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: oh8eleven

Your intellect is sub par. we go to discover what is in our universe. If we did not explore and discover there would be no America to produce below average intellects


39 posted on 11/20/2012 2:41:49 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Red Badger

Sand. Rocks. Wow.

Still billion$ down a rathole.


40 posted on 11/20/2012 2:42:43 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Red Badger
I look at it this way, WE PAID FOR THE THING, RELEASE THE DATA YOU BUNCH OF DRAMA QUEENS!

Nuff said.

41 posted on 11/20/2012 2:46:30 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: dfwgator

lol


42 posted on 11/20/2012 2:48:31 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VciTnYA4Bfk)
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To: Red Badger

Oh, yes. We await word of germs on Mars, it will be the biggest thing ever. As we deny that a growing baby in the womb is life.


43 posted on 11/20/2012 2:51:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: steve86
I am relieved to see at least one mission picture without idiotic figures being photoshopped in. Gets old.

Yep. I was becoming suspicious of the program over the past couple of weeks. I knew they had discovered something because of the continued laboratory testing.
44 posted on 11/20/2012 2:51:56 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: GeronL

Good point............


45 posted on 11/20/2012 2:53:34 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Plus, he wrote “preclude” when he meant “conclude”, and “perchoate” when he meant “perchlorate” or “percholate”.

Definitely a Dem.


46 posted on 11/20/2012 2:54:32 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Fred Nerks

Those photos are SO cool!


47 posted on 11/20/2012 2:58:29 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SkyDancer

Hey! Shrodinger’s cat. What do you know.
How’z he do that anyway?


48 posted on 11/20/2012 2:58:29 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL....


49 posted on 11/20/2012 3:02:15 PM PST by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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To: steerpike100

So, if they found signs of life there (e.g. soil microbes, fossils etc.) what would our reaction be? Seriously. Would we be excited that life can exist elsewhere? Would it change the way any of us think? I don’t have an answer, but am curious how this would affect people. Thoughts?


50 posted on 11/20/2012 3:04:24 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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