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  • MetalDog 28 Sep 2012 10:08:10 23,708 posts
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    There's a load of frozen oxygen and carbon dioxide at the poles. I've heard that if you poured water on the regolith, formerly frozen oxygen would boil out of the soil before re-freezing. Shame it doesn't have the magnetosphere necessary to protect an atmosphere pressurised enough for us, but if it did and warmed up a bit there's certainly plenty of potential gasses lying around ready to fill it up.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Salaman 4 Oct 2012 14:00:21 18,875 posts
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    Besides excellent tweets, Curiosity is also providing some great posts on foursquare.

    Who's got six wheels, a laser and is now exploring the Red Planet? Me. I'm Curiosity, NASA's latest Mars rover.

    Tip:
    Mars is cold, dry and rocky. Extra moisturizer and sturdy shoes would be a good idea, plus oxygen for those of you who breathe.

    One check-in closer to being Mayor of Mars!
  • ronuds 4 Oct 2012 21:59:41 21,788 posts
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    Just saw this. Pretty amazing!

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/spidery-black-objects-mars-surface-raise-speculation-184239849.html



    Edited by ronuds at 22:00:21 04-10-2012
  • Ged42 4 Oct 2012 22:22:38 7,703 posts
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    I bet they look so cool from the ground, they need to send a rover over to film it.

    The FOOOOM noise must be fantastic

    Edited by Ged42 at 22:25:40 04-10-2012
  • Salaman 9 Oct 2012 14:13:47 18,875 posts
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    Oops. A bit might have fallen off. Apparently they spotted a shiny object whilst it was doing some work on soil samples or some such. They're stopping the research until they can figure out if this came from Curiosity itself.

    Curiosity Rover ‏@MarsCuriosity
    Team spotted bright object on ground near me—possibly a piece of rover hardware? Gathering more data
    Isn't there a comedy sketch with that line? "The front fell off."

    Edited by Salaman at 14:14:07 09-10-2012

    Edited by Salaman at 14:14:47 09-10-2012
  • Fake_Blood 21 Nov 2012 18:06:37 4,077 posts
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    They've found something.
  • SolidSCB 21 Nov 2012 18:15:46 6,405 posts
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    I hope it's something big enough to really get our arses in gear about actually going there ourselves.
  • Steve_Perry 21 Nov 2012 18:20:47 3,624 posts
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    Daily Maillol are saying won't be revealed till next month??

    :(

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • ecureuil 21 Nov 2012 18:28:18 76,526 posts
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    Microbes.
  • ILoveThrashMetal 21 Nov 2012 18:42:50 665 posts
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    Yes I've heard faint rumblings that they could have found some forms of what would have been life.
    But with it being the biggest discovery ever they are checking and re checking and re re re checking and then some.
    Exciting times!

    Arsechickens

  • Steve_Perry 21 Nov 2012 18:45:20 3,624 posts
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    Most exciting. If they find evidence of past life, surely a manned mission will be in the offing?

    Get your ass to mars.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • DaM 21 Nov 2012 18:46:39 12,901 posts
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    I've got too excited about stuff like this in the past, I'm not expecting too much.

    Evidence of watery past maybe?

    I'll be surprised if they don't find evidence of either fossil or actual bacterial life, they have been found everywhere we've looked on Earth, in places thought it would be impossible for them to survive.
  • Ged42 21 Nov 2012 18:58:54 7,703 posts
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    The delay is because they're rechecking and not because they've suddenly lost contact with the rover?

    Edited by Ged42 at 18:59:24 21-11-2012
  • ILoveThrashMetal 21 Nov 2012 19:11:16 665 posts
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    Steve_Perry wrote:
    Most exciting. If they find evidence of past life, surely a manned mission will be in the offing?

    Get your ass to mars.
    The pesky Russians and Europeans are apparently getting together to do just that. Unmanned rover type thing in the next few years then hopefully a manned flight in the not to distant future.

    Arsechickens

  • DaM 21 Nov 2012 21:42:31 12,901 posts
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    Word from the Rover itself (it has a Facebook page!) - "What did I discover on Mars? That rumors spread fast online. My team considers this whole mission 'one for the history books.'"
  • mcmonkeyplc 21 Nov 2012 21:53:16 39,387 posts
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    Calm yourselves!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • LeoliansBro 30 Jan 2013 16:17:28 43,245 posts
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    Wonderful little article.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • wobbly_Bob 13 Mar 2013 18:40:22 1,628 posts
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    NASA - Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars
    .

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/news/msl20130312.html

    Cool article.
  • OptimusPube 6 Aug 2013 16:46:09 2,910 posts
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    One year ago today, fucking hell how time flies.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC²

  • localnotail 19 Jan 2014 23:20:47 23,093 posts
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    Wtf is that?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Stockings 20 Jan 2014 02:11:01 1,039 posts
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    could be alien poo
  • Chopsen 20 Jan 2014 07:49:11 15,727 posts
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    Imagine if another race of beings have also sent a probe to Mars. Our rovers and their rovers, roving around. Constantly missing each other. But we keep finding little funny things like bits that have fallen off the other rover, or unexplained track marks.
  • Razz 20 Jan 2014 10:40:12 60,775 posts
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    Hang on, that isn't MSL. It's opportunity! I had no idea it was still "alive".

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  • Razz 20 Jan 2014 10:43:57 60,775 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Imagine if another race of beings have also sent a probe to Mars. Our rovers and their rovers, roving around. Constantly missing each other. But we keep finding little funny things like bits that have fallen off the other rover, or unexplained track marks.
    Makes me think of this short story I read recently.

    "Where are we going daddy?"
    "Well, sweetie, we're going to the Pathfinder Festival!"
    "What's that daddy?"
    "It's where all us colonists get together and celebrate the ones who helped us establish The Colonies, almost 1500 years ago."
    "Are they still around?"
    "No, honey, they died a long long time ago. But their bodies are preserved, so you can still see them."
    "Eww! That sounds yucky!"
    "Oh it's not, sweetie. They're not made of flesh and bone like you or I, honey."
    "Whoa! Is that them, daddy? Are those the Pathfinders?"
    "Yes baby, that's them."
    "They're so...shiny!"
    "They sure are! Look at that one! He's almost the size as our car!"
    "WHOAH! Who's that?"
    "That's Curiosity, sweetie. She was one one of the last ones to come here."
    "What're those people doing?"
    "They're leaving gifts for her! See, every year, we place little pieces of Earth next to the Pathfinders."
    "Why?"
    "Well see, the Pathfinders came from Earth, all those years ago. They loved Earth very much, but it was their duty to explore this planet, and make it safe for us. It was very lonely on Mars, back then, and the Pathfinders missed their homes very very much. So we leave little pieces of their home here for them!"
    "Daddy?"
    "Yes, baby?"
    "I'm really glad the Pathfinders came."
    "Me too, sweetie. Me too."

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  • Fab4 20 Jan 2014 12:39:54 5,980 posts
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    Its a Family Guy "oh a piece of candy!" style trap.
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