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[Merged]Curiosity Targets Unusual Rock

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#16    Timonthy

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:59 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.
Pretty sure most people are still in awe & comments are unrelated to that ;)

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:34 AM

I'm more intersted in the formation just behind and to the left of the pyramid rock.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:58 AM

That is a 'rock' taken from a high altitude. Its actual height is 217 meters.

Edited by Ashiene, 22 September 2012 - 06:59 AM.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:51 AM

View PostAshiene, on 22 September 2012 - 06:58 AM, said:

That is a 'rock' taken from a high altitude. Its actual height is 217 meters.
Hmmm where'd you pull that from/

Article says: 'the rock is about 10 inches tall and 16 inches across.'

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

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..

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

Why is it that tax dollars is being wasted going to and exploring a dead planet?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:22 PM

View Postjranderson, on 22 September 2012 - 09:55 AM, said:

Why is it that tax dollars is being wasted going to and exploring a dead planet?
Why did you spend your money on a computer and internet connection when it could have gone towards medicines and food for people in need..?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:59 PM

View PostManchesterDragon, on 21 September 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

It's the nose of the sphinx the God damm martians stole it

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

Are there any geologist in the forum who could explain how a rock might achieve this shape naturally? I realize we are dealing with an alien planet with some alien geologicical forces, but assuming what occurs naturally on Earth occurs on Mars too. How would nature create a Pyrimid shaped rock? I feel I will get blasted because there are so many variables, but it does makes me wonder.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:24 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 21 September 2012 - 09:57 AM, said:

Clearly evidence of a tiny race of aliens

Martians are 1/16 of an inch? Amazing!

On a serious note I'd like to see what the analysis is. Probably just space debris.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

View PostRhinopolis, on 22 September 2012 - 01:59 PM, said:

Lol
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:38 PM

I'm thinking the rock could be upside down.  That may explain the shape.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:56 PM

there is nothing unusual about the rock (visually that is) other than that there are no others in the area. i have far more interesting and unusual rocks in my collection.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:58 PM

View PostRhinopolis, on 22 September 2012 - 02:05 PM, said:

Are there any geologist in the forum who could explain how a rock might achieve this shape naturally? I realize we are dealing with an alien planet with some alien geologicical forces, but assuming what occurs naturally on Earth occurs on Mars too. How would nature create a Pyrimid shaped rock? I feel I will get blasted because there are so many variables, but it does makes me wonder.
this shape is not so unusual. perhaps unusual for mars, but not especially strange by earth standards






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