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Mars discovery "one for the history books"


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#61    bison

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Just a note to minimize the wait. Dr. Grotzinger reports that he will hold a briefing at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, on Dec. 3.  Earlier reports had this on the 5th. I wonder if they moved it up, due to its perceived importance. Up until today, I hadn't found any  specific date for the press conference, except that it would occur during the AGU meeting, so anywhere between the 3rd and the 7th. As it stands, only 11 days to wait.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

View Postbrothers, on 22 November 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:

Maybe they are ittsy bittsy tinny weinny people and we are killing them with out very big robots crushing them even finer.

And that is what I always say: we have NO fkg clue about how an ET should look like.

Yes, many have ideas, but most of their ideas are based on nothing but the movies they watched, or the Whitley Strieber books they read.

But 'aliens' could be the size of bacteria, and we would never know.

Can they 'control' us?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabies

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Edited by Abramelin, 22 November 2012 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Ugh... This will be worse than waiting to open Christmas presents when I was 6!!!  >:-(

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

News teasers like this remind me too much of the Baltic Anomaly.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:58 AM

they found oil.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

View Postcalaf, on 23 November 2012 - 12:47 AM, said:

News teasers like this remind me too much of the Baltic Anomaly.

Now that was a total fiasco!
Hopefully, something even marginally significant will come out of NASA regarding this so-called "finding"


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

They found the flux capacitor


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

Actually, bacteria are one of the likelier forms of life that might be found on Mars. And, yes, Curiosity probably could detect them. It  could uncover such life indirectly, by its 'biosignature'. Organic material (containing carbon) can be analyzed. If the carbon is mostly of the lighter isotopes, its likely due to life. Life preferentially uses these lighter isotopes, and we have no better explanation for their predominance in a sample than the presence of life.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

Space.com now has a short video presentation by Dr. Grotzinger, explaining a little about the new discovery with Curiosity. He reports that some of the material in the soil sample was not minerals, but something finely granular, which is amorphous appearing   with the x-ray laser. We know that soil on Earth is composed of minerals, organic materials, water, air, and living creatures. Of these, only organic matter and living things seem complex enough to appear amorphous to x-ray diffraction.  link to video: http://www.space.com...mars-video.html

Edited by bison, 24 November 2012 - 01:29 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

waits for Waspie to yank all the fun outta the Thread < LoL All fun Waspie ! Al in Fun ! :tsu:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:21 AM

View Postbison, on 24 November 2012 - 01:24 AM, said:

We know that soil on Earth is composed of minerals, organic materials, water, air, and living creatures. Of these, only organic matter and living things seem complex enough to appear amorphous to x-ray diffraction.  


OK , now what I got out of it was the x-ray diffraction did not go small enough , missing some 2% , and that the anomalous readings were simpler compounds it could not pick up. So they will not break it down to a gaseous state to analyze further.

So Life is still not thought of at this piont , and wont be done till Dec. 2 nd.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

see, they always manage to make everything as dull and uninspiring as possible, doesn't it.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:42 AM

I wonder if the President of the United States already knows. Or is he waiting as well. He probably knows.

Edited by Twin Peaks, 24 November 2012 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

View Post747400, on 24 November 2012 - 07:49 AM, said:

see, they always manage to make everything as dull and uninspiring as possible, doesn't it.


I find your comment to be dull and uninspiring.
As such, and as President, you are fired.

Your last paycheck will be delayed pending the fiscal cliff. :w00t:


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

I mean, even if they found overwhelming evidence of something Organic, in other words that they had found some sort of Life, whether animal or plant, you can bet that they'd put it in the most dry scientific terms (e.g. some of the material in the soil sample was not minerals, but something finely granular, which is amorphous appearing with the x-ray laser, a sentence which I can guarantee most people would have to read at least three times to understand what it might mean), that a good 82% of people of people would go "What?". It was the same with the Higgs Bison. For all the talk of "God particle", do anyone outside the Scientific community really have the vaguest idea what it actually means or what it might mean for Humanity?

Life is a hideous business, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.

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