Curiosity Rover Made Big Discovery?
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 9 years ago
MSNBC wrote:
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.

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Grotzinger said the rover team won't be ready to announce just what SAM found for several weeks yet, NPR reported. The scientists want to check and double-check the results, to make sure they're for real.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...nce-space/
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
Cool! I wonder what they found? My guess would be maybe amino acids?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 9 years ago
The droppings from Marvin's dog?
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Posted by Mufasa (+92) 9 years ago
K-9
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 9 years ago
Little green men?
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1333) 9 years ago
Cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. That has to be it. That would explain the planet's red color.
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Posted by Cory Cutting (+1272) 9 years ago
The crust is a crunchy shell and the core is gooey caramel?
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Posted by David Schott (+17052) 9 years ago
July 1947 edition of the Roswell Daily Record newspaper.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 9 years ago
Jimmy Hoffa?
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 9 years ago
A book entitled "Beyond the Mayan Calendar".....
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Posted by Ingird Emilsson (+209) 9 years ago
The illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator.
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Posted by cj sampsel (+479) 9 years ago
Mitt Romney's Tax Plan
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 9 years ago
Obama's REAL birth certificate?
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 9 years ago
The missing Doctor Who episodes?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 9 years ago
The unskewed polling results.
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
A Twinkie factory!!
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+596) 9 years ago
In my opinion anything that is hyped as much as this, usually amounts to not much.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 9 years ago
Party pooper.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 9 years ago
Problem is, what ordinary folks yawn at, scientists often find downright thrilling. Like they just found ice on Mercury! Under a tar-like substance that may be organic. That is AMAZING! To a science geek. To a Justin Beiber fan, it's a yawner.

[This message has been edited by Amorette Allison (11/29/2012)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 9 years ago
MARS IS MADE OF PLASTIC!!!!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 9 years ago
Plastic? He's seems all man to me.



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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 9 years ago
Well Wendy, right now all I can say to that is Rest In Peace. My day has been ruined already. My condolences to Scott and Vanessa.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 9 years ago
What the hell does that mean?
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Posted by Tim Miles (+464) 9 years ago
Different Wendy Wilson passed away on the first.
Confusion reigns.

[This message has been edited by Tim Miles (12/2/2012)]
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Posted by Kelly (+2706) 9 years ago
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 9 years ago
BORING!
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 9 years ago
When that guy said it would be one "for the history books", I guess he meant "History of Mars Soil Sample Tests, Volume 1".
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+596) 9 years ago
Hmmm someone said.
In my opinion anything that is hyped as much as this, usually amounts to not much.
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Posted by David Schott (+17052) 9 years ago
Makes me think of "Ginger" and "cold fusion".
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
I, for one, find soil testing on Mars fascinating. For example, what is the pH of soil there, what element are present in the soil, does the Mehlich III extraction procedure work on martian soils, is the soil high in bicarbonates, will ion-exchange resins work there, etc. All very interesting questions if you ask me.
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Posted by DAVE HERRING (+72) 9 years ago
FUNNY THAT HAS BEEN ON LINE FOREVER AND THE NEWS MEDIA KEPT NOT DISCUSSING IT SIMPLY B/C THEY DID NOT WANT PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR HIM. THE TAX PLAN HE HAS WAS MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT OBAMA HAS TO OFFER
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Posted by cj sampsel (+479) 9 years ago
David are you refering to Ginger from Gilligan's Isle or the spice?
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Posted by David Schott (+17052) 9 years ago
"Ginger" was the codename for the Segway scooter when it was being developed. Before the scooter was made public, Dean Kamen hyped it so much implying his soon to be announced invention would forever change society.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
The first man to reach Mars had barely crawled out of his spaceship when he was approached by a group of strange-looking creatures. They had faces covered with long green hair with eyes that looked like the headlights of a subway train. "Who are you?", gasped the astronaut.

"We are the Furries," they explained.

"Take me to your Leader", said the astronaut.

Well, the leader looked just like all the other Furries, with one additional feature. Out of the top of his head grew a large hypodermic needle. "What are YOU called?" stammered the astronaut.

"I", answered the Leader, "Am the Furrie with the Syringe on top."
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 9 years ago
FEGHOOT!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 9 years ago
I think DAVE HERRING is having a stroke.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 9 years ago
I have to agree with Dave Herring. I think Marvin the Martian's tax plan is much better than Obama's.
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Posted by David Schott (+17052) 9 years ago
I have no idea what DAVE HERRING is talking about but that's okay because neither does he.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
I heard a rumor the other day that DAVE'S middle name is "Red".
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