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Mars rover Opportunity mystery rock solved


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#1    bison

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:22 AM

It appears that the rover drove over a larger rock, broke it to pieces and sent a piece rolling down slope. This was later seen as the 'mystery rock' dubbed Pinnacle Island. It has a hollow raspberry-red center and a white outer crust. The rock it seems to have come from, has the same unusual white color. NASA article, with photograph of the entire area concerned linked below.

http://solarsystem.n...m?News_ID=46531

Edited by bison, 15 February 2014 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:55 AM

weak.  I don't buy it.  It was aliens man.  They are playing pranks on our rovers for sure.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:35 AM

Que ` THere Out there man !

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

Well thats that then!

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:18 PM

Well that was anti climactic


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

Something which cannot be proven/unproven because no one witnessed it, but it's even more valid than an alien drop the rock there


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

yeah of course its just a rock ??..because its just like all the other silver rocks you can see there


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:15 PM

View PostFlyingAngel, on 15 February 2014 - 01:37 PM, said:

Something which cannot be proven/unproven because no one witnessed it,

Nonsense. If proof always required witnesses then the vast majority of science (and court cases for that matter) would fail.

If there is a larger rock of the same composition, that was imaged before the rover drove over it and was unbroken, is now broken and if the "mystery" rock can be shown to have come from that rock then anyone capable of even the most basic logical deduction will not have needed to witness the event to know that it happened.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:05 PM

Where,s a photo of the other rock then.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

The other piece of the rock, from which Pinnacle Island is thought to have been broken off, is shown, and pointed out with an arrow. It can be seen in the rover photograph in the NASA article linked in the OP. It has a white crust, just like the 'mystery rock', something which is otherwise quite unusual on Mars, especially in the terrain the Opportunity rover is in at this time. The visible tracks of the rover make it clear that it rolled over the other rock. Both this rock and Pinnacle Island have a jagged appearance, indicating they were broken.

Edited by bison, 15 February 2014 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 05:05 PM

And so the logical deductions made minutes after the rock was originally announced turn out to be true. The most logical explaination usually is the correct one. They just needed to move the rover to look at what it had turned on top of.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 05:13 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 15 February 2014 - 05:05 PM, said:

And so the logical deductions made minutes after the rock was originally announced turn out to be true. The most logical explaination usually is the correct one. They just needed to move the rover to look at what it had turned on top of.

Exactly right, and folks need to remember, it takes TIME to get that old rover, with a bust wheel, to do things, like make turns and survey its area. NASA as usual have done everything right, while Mr Joseph who is trying to sue them for not analysing the- as he said - 'growing object' now has some egg on his face I imagine

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 05:41 PM

It looks like the rover lost a couple of lug nuts.
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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

Hey, I saw Transformers. All they have to do is show the rest of the picture and you'll see.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

Someone had to say it..

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