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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: InterStellarGuy]
      #5532318 - 11/21/12 01:52 PM


Pesse (I am hoping the news allows me to quench my thirst with a real expensive Scotch compliments of llanitedave.) Mist


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: InterStellarGuy]
      #5532411 - 11/21/12 02:42 PM

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This makes no sense. If they can't tell us yet then what is the point in coming out and saying they have something even?




I agree completely. Now it has to be really big or there is going to be Martian egg on some faces.


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: InterStellarGuy]
      #5532416 - 11/21/12 02:47 PM

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This makes no sense. If they can't tell us yet then what is the point in coming out and saying they have something even?




The point is to make reporters come to the press conference, nothing more. IMHO the press is being irresponsible for reporting it as news.


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Kobayashi]
      #5532532 - 11/21/12 03:49 PM

Just follow --> http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=7534



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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Mister T]
      #5532610 - 11/21/12 04:34 PM

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I have it from an inside source that it is an empty Samuel Adams bottle.

they are determining if it is Octoberfest or Porter before they go public.




Sure. Now it's empty!


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Joad]
      #5532822 - 11/21/12 07:05 PM

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Quote:

This makes no sense. If they can't tell us yet then what is the point in coming out and saying they have something even?




I agree completely. Now it has to be really big or there is going to be Martian egg on some faces.




egg-zactly. At this point I am expecting something related to life on Mars, an something beyond just finding organic compounds in Martian soil, (organics have been found in meteors etc...so fining them on Mars to me wouldn't be that historic), anything short of that, to me anyway, will be a let down.


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: InterStellarGuy]
      #5532866 - 11/21/12 07:45 PM

I think I'm seeing what the excitement is about. That NASA image looks suspiciously like a blueberry garnished cinnamon cake. I do believe that they have discovered the leftovers of Zaphod Beeblebrock's breakfast.

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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5532871 - 11/21/12 07:47 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Jimmy Hoffa

Bill in Flag




The Holy Grail?

Dave Mitsky




Amelia Earhart?


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: InterStellarGuy]
      #5533156 - 11/21/12 11:50 PM

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This makes no sense. If they can't tell us yet then what is the point in coming out and saying they have something even?





JPL/NASA are required to get clearance from a higher authority when releasing information which could affect national security...

If the MSL did find some sort of fossilized life form we may never hear about it.


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Jason H.
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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars [Re: InterStellarGuy]
      #5533217 - 11/22/12 12:51 AM

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... I just hope this isn't like Kepler's anticlimatic "huge" announcement back in 2011 when everyone was anticipating they found Earth 2, and then it turned out to be Keplers first multiplanet system or some such.




That one actually was quite a big deal,

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepler-16b.html

Kepler-16: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet
http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.3432

It was the first detection of a planet in a stable orbit (on the order of at least millions of years) around a binary star system. The significance of that discovery cannot be overstated IMO.

1. For a very long time in Astronomy the modelers were against this being possible, as they speculated that planets would be tossed out of binary star systems. Some important planet searchers were actually excluding binary systems from searches, in 2005 a top planet searcher Michel Mayor said "A few years ago, it was thought that [binaries] were a very bad site to search for planets," says Michel Mayor of the Observatoire de Geneve. "So we carefully eliminated all binary stars from our sample." Imagine that.

2. Binary star systems probably make up at least 1/3rd to more than half of our galaxy's star systems (i.e. IN ONE ANNOUNCEMENT THE POSSIBLE REAL ESTATE MAY HAVE DOUBLED.) Additionally, it's likely based on research done so far that planets will form from the same accretion disk as the binary system, so that now for many of the eclipsing binaries we see (especially those not in the Kepler sample), detection of planets in eclipsing binary systems using the transit method may be more likely (as the planets are orbiting in the same plane as the eclipsing binary stars, relative to us.)

3. Probably of great significance too, variations in the periodicity of the easier-to-detect planets relative to the binary star periodicities will give away sub-Earth mass planets and even moons!!! That's 'huge'.

Regards, Jason W. Higley


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5533552 - 11/22/12 08:59 AM

Arsenic based life forms? Absentee voting ballots? Alan Shepard's golf balls? Stefanyshyn-Piper's tool bag? BP tarballs? ES 25mm 100° eyepiece? Fossilized fruitcake?

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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Joad]
      #5533553 - 11/22/12 08:59 AM

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Quote:



I agree completely. Now it has to be really big or there is going to be Martian egg on some faces.




Faces or Feces?


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5533693 - 11/22/12 10:30 AM

Sure look like rabbit droppings to me.
Houda thought, Martian bunnies?


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Kon Dealer]
      #5533706 - 11/22/12 10:39 AM

Road kill - maybe Curiosity squashed the first alien life form ever found...

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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Kon Dealer]
      #5533789 - 11/22/12 11:30 AM

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Sure look like rabbit droppings to me.
Houda thought, Martian bunnies?




Feces on Mars


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #5533890 - 11/22/12 12:38 PM

8 legs and green guts squished between the treads ....
watch where you going bub!!


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Mister T]
      #5534066 - 11/22/12 02:50 PM

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8 legs and green guts squished between the treads ....




And so, with their name spelled out in Morse code up its back, would that make it proprietary to JPL??


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Kon Dealer]
      #5534116 - 11/22/12 03:46 PM

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Sure look like rabbit droppings to me.
Houda thought, Martian bunnies?




One may remember this from the Mars rover Opportunity





Jason H.


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5534550 - 11/22/12 10:22 PM

What is the SAM designed to detect?

What is the SAM capable of detecting?


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Re: "Historical" huge find Curiosity Just Made on Mars new [Re: Otto Piechowski]
      #5534562 - 11/22/12 10:32 PM

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What is the SAM designed to detect?

What is the SAM capable of detecting?




Here's a link to info on SAM.



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