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[Merged]Curiosity Targets Unusual Rock

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#31    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:18 AM

View PostJGirl, on 22 September 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:

i have far more interesting and unusual rocks in my collection.
How many of yours are from the surface of Mars? The fact that this is an alien rock would, I suspect, trump anything you have in your collection in terms of "interesting".

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:20 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 23 September 2012 - 12:18 AM, said:

How many of yours are from the surface of Mars? The fact that this is an alien rock would, I suspect, trump anything you have in your collection in terms of "interesting".
i think it's a given that this particular rock is from mars...that is not what they are intimating is what makes it unusual obviously.
if you notice my post was referring to it's visual attributes anyway sigh
and for all i know i could have a rock from mars or somewhere else in our galaxy. i have a lot of rocks lol

Edited by JGirl, 23 September 2012 - 03:22 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

Rocks smashes paper,paper wraps rocks,rocks lay around on Mars. I think thats how it goes? :tu: :alien: :no:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:58 PM

View PostJGirl, on 23 September 2012 - 03:20 AM, said:


i think it's a given that this particular rock is from mars...that is not what they are intimating is what makes it unusual obviously.
if you notice my post was referring to it's visual attributes anyway sigh
and for all i know i could have a rock from mars or somewhere else in our galaxy. i have a lot of rocks lol
You may not have noticed but Rhinopolis (the member who you replied to and quoted) was asking the opinion of geologists. Now I could be wrong but I highly suspect that someone that says this of the rocks in their own collection:

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for all i know i could have a rock from mars or somewhere else in our galaxy.
is probably not a geologist.

I could also be wrong here, but I highly suspect that NASA is not categorising which rocks are interesting but how nice they will look on their shelf at home. I think it rather more likely that they ARE using the knowledge of highly qualified and highly experienced geologists to determine which rocks are an interesting shape.

Given the nature of both the question asked by Rhinopolis and the scientific importance of the potential discoveries to be made on Mars, your personal opinion of which rocks are interesting based on your personal aesthetic bias couldn't possibly be more irrelevant.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 23 September 2012 - 11:58 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:04 AM

View PostDaughter of the Nine Moons, on 21 September 2012 - 06:51 PM, said:

It's a shame to see so many jaded responses. I for one, remain in awe of the fact that Curiousity is beaming pictures from the surface of Mars.

And such beautiful ones too.  (of course, nothing compared to your own most bodacious beauty)  Many things that were the stuff of science fiction when I was a small young person have since become science fact and this is part of it.  I find it interesting that people who came up on Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Star Trek et al are creating these marvelous machines.  It will be interesting to see what today's children will create ... if I live long enough.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

I'm curious about this rock.  The left side is darker than the lighter facing side - is the darker area due to oxidation?  Has the rock broken off of a larger piece and exposed the lighter face?  Why is the darker left side marked with horizontal 'runnels', while the lighter face is marked with vertical features that rather resemble a melted residue.  I hope they post the spectra from this one!


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 23 September 2012 - 11:58 PM, said:

You may not have noticed but Rhinopolis (the member who you replied to and quoted) was asking the opinion of geologists. Now I could be wrong but I highly suspect that someone that says this of the rocks in their own collection:

is probably not a geologist.

I could also be wrong here, but I highly suspect that NASA is not categorising which rocks are interesting but how nice they will look on their shelf at home. I think it rather more likely that they ARE using the knowledge of highly qualified and highly experienced geologists to determine which rocks are an interesting shape.

Given the nature of both the question asked by Rhinopolis and the scientific importance of the potential discoveries to be made on Mars, your personal opinion of which rocks are interesting based on your personal aesthetic bias couldn't possibly be more irrelevant.
what's your problem anyway? i think you could lighten up a few shades there
i made a post with my opinion that i didn't find the rock all that VISUALLY unusual. (the part about the origin of my rocks was obviously a joke)
mypost in question was directed and someone other than yourself - you have no issue with me so again i ask, what's your problem?

edit to add:
hmm,
after re reading the article i realize nowhere in it does it say that nasa finds the rock particularly 'unusual'. you added that to the title yourself and that must be why you don't like that i disagree.
yes it's unusual because it's from another planet. we all get that. i don't need to be a geologist to see with my own eyes that there is nothing remarkable about it's appearance.

Edited by JGirl, 25 September 2012 - 01:14 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:27 AM

Did Mars once have intelligent life living on it? And if so, are there any artificial structures still remaining on the Red Planet that proves this? Amazingly, some images that are coming back from the Curiousity Rover are pointing in that direction. Recent pictures are showing what appears to be a pyramid shaped building in the distance that might be partially buried in sand.

Read more and see the pics: http://nutshellurl.c...uriosityAnomaly


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

Shadows and light make for lovely combinations don't they.  Pyramid?  I would have to see it a whole lot closer and from different angles first.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:57 AM

Looks fake, the same shadow behind the Pyramid is in two different shots however both at the same angle.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:00 AM

How did you determine it was artificial let alone a pyramid? I've seen more convincing natural hills.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:07 AM

I love how on the one hand the US government censor everything within an inch of it's life when it comes to aliens, and on the other hand we get accidental  discovery of alien pyramids on something that itslef is admittedly by NASA  edited before release to the public.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:14 PM

Lets leave all the CT stuff on earth please. NASA is doing a great job ! :tu:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:31 PM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 29 September 2012 - 08:14 PM, said:

Lets leave all the CT stuff on earth please. NASA is doing a great job ! :tu:

Liked, unliked and liked again so I could double like it.  *sigh* ... I am not a real friend of CTists.  About the only thing I see them as being good for is target practice.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:38 AM

View PostChrlzs, on 22 September 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:

If you are not in awe, visit this panorama.  Click on the full-screen button, then click and drag (small movements - it sorta works backwards..)

Mars Panorama, Day 2

If that doesn't give you an eerie/awe-struck feeling about what it would be like to be up there, I don't know what will..

The landscape is actually beautiful yet surreal.

The amazing thing about it is, the quality of the images we are receiving from Curiosity.  Never would I have thought that technology would be this advanced for my generation to witness something like this.

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