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Mars rover finds rich clay deposits


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#1    Saru

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Long-running rover Opportunity has come across an area of water-formed clay minerals on Mars.

Discovery News said:

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity that beat newcomer sister probe Curiosity to an area containing water-formed clay minerals, has rolled into a region that may be far richer than scientists first realized.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

This is amazing news!


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Excellent,when we get there we can start a pottery business. Seriously this could be the find of Mars so far.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

I bet we will mine that planet soon...


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Send Curiosity there for further analysis!


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Yeah, too bad Curiousity wasn't there instead.
Too far to travel though right now, as they're both exploring the area they're already in.

Not even sure Curiosity could get out, being at the basement of a very large impact crater. :w00t:

Hopefuly Curiousity it will find a similar deposit to examine.  :yes:

Edited by pallidin, 24 December 2012 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

Responsible expoloration. Even if they dont fly home we can pick them up someday with the proper technology. Great post.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

This is indeed a great find.  One more notch for the water-on-Mars belt. Gale Crater was thought to be full of liquid water back several billion years ago, so hopefully Curiosity will have a similar find, or better :)  Oh and of course, YAY Opportunity!


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

Excellent! Can't wait to hear more!


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Fascinating!!!!  Next, we will find proof of life on Mars!  It might just be microbial but that's okay!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

Would it be interesting if a high density of rare earth and otherwise extremely valuable elements were found ... bet that would expedite manned missions.





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