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#1    Imaginarynumber1

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to find out what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest.

The discovery was made by Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, NPR reported Tuesday. SAM is the rover's onboard chemistry lab, and it's capable of identifying organic compounds — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it.

SAM apparently spotted something interesting in a soil sample Curiosity's huge robotic arm delivered to the instrument recently.

"This data is gonna be one for the history books," Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, of Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR. "It's looking really good."
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I wonder if they found organics? Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

Fascinating. Can't wait for the results!


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

I will be looking forward to reading the results of the tests.  Oh to be that little robot running around on Mars.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Interesting, I look forward to reading more. On a tangent, I always dislike news stories that are best summed as 'there's news! Just not yet!'

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Now this is interesting, I look forward to hearing more.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

You just know it'll turn out to be a disappointment, don't you. These things always are. Of course they'll keep secret about the ancient alien cities.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

I don't see why they have to tease us.  At least say what you think you've got.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Is the answer here yet, is the answer here yet, is the answer here yet, sorry I'm like a big kid at times. :yes:


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

Mars Mystery: What HAS Curiosity Discovered?


Science isn't something that just happens overnight. It takes many measurements, oodles of analysis, re-testing and re-analysis before any groundbreaking announcement can be made.
So, on the surface of Mars, inside Gale Crater on a plain called Aeolis Palus, our tenacious six-wheeled Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is doing cutting-edge laboratory work on an alien world and mission scientists are itching to announce a "historic" discovery.
"This data is gonna be one for the history books. It's looking really good," John Grotzinger, lead scientist of the MSL mission, said in an interview with NPR.
But what is he referring to and why all the secrecy?

http://news.discover...red-121120.html

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

I want this to be full blown alien bacteria that they found. Full blown Mars AIDS.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

View Postsean6, on 20 November 2012 - 09:49 PM, said:

      
But what is he referring to and why all the secrecy?        

What secrecy? They have announced they have found something and they are going to tell the world what it is at a press conference. This is the standard way of doing things. Announcing to the world something at a press conference is a pretty strange way of keeping it secret I would think.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

At least when someone from NASA says something like this, I can believe that they will follow through with it, eventually tell what they've discovered, and that it will be worth hearing. If they have already ascertained that the data is 'one for the history books' further delay does seem puzzling. Perhaps whatever it is they've found is important enough to require consultation with the political hierarchy first, before they let it out. Perhaps the President will comment on it, as Bill Clinton did when they thought they'd found fossil microbes in an Antarctic meteorite that originated on Mars. I'm wondering if the discovery of organic material on Mars would justify the 'history books' remark. I doubt that this is what is being referred to, though. The chemistry of Martian soil seems able to destroy organic matter very rapidly


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 20 November 2012 - 11:16 PM, said:

I want this to be full blown alien bacteria that they found. Full blown Mars AIDS.
You do know that AIDS is a disease and not a bacteria don't you? You do also know that it is a viral disease and not a bacteriological one?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 20 November 2012 - 11:19 PM, said:

What secrecy? They have announced they have found something and they are going to tell the world what it is at a press conference. This is the standard way of doing things. Announcing to the world something at a press conference is a pretty strange way of keeping it secret I would think.
Into em Waspie :tu:

My guess it will be organic , either way It must be something pretty important , holding breath .

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