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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Novocaine » 23 Nov 12, 12:40 am

The Wong ranch is my guess

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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Wyld » 23 Nov 12, 6:35 am

The hidden base where they filmed the moon landing.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Shinanigans » 23 Nov 12, 9:01 am

Is there a movie about this? Bloody should be! I'd watch that ****, twice.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby BBlunt » 30 Nov 12, 9:37 am

They found plastic!

http://nasaupdatecenter.us/press.html

The type of plastic sampled as we know so far can only be formed using petrochemicals, meaning not only that there could possibly be a source of oil on the Red Planet, but that somehow it got turned into plastic. Even more interesting is that oil or petrochemicals used to create this type of plastic are only known to come from ancient fossilized organic materials, such as zooplankton and algae, which geochemical processes convert into oil pointing to the earthshaking evidence that there was once life on mars.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Sathias » 30 Nov 12, 9:42 am

Wow, that IS huge! Much bigger than I was expecting.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Yurtles » 30 Nov 12, 10:53 am

And also faked apparently. Just reading through the comments on Slashdot about this story, that domain isn't a NASA one, every link on that page links back to the actual NASA site, the page itself is an altered version of the actual press release which is about a dull as you'd normaly expect and that website is actually run by a guy who also runs a site about Bigfoot.

The initial announcement about an important upcoming annoucement was apparently a misunderstanding.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Sathias » 30 Nov 12, 10:55 am

haha no kidding... I admit they fooled me :|
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Yurtles » 30 Nov 12, 10:58 am

But they did find water on Mercury. Which is a hugerer story imo - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messe ... 21129.html
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby BBlunt » 30 Nov 12, 12:19 pm

****!!!

I scanned the release and thought it seemed a little strange/badly written, but I was in a hurry to post.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby André Axe'm » 30 Nov 12, 1:45 pm

Ah ha! It was the lenscap again. :lol:
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Mekon » 30 Nov 12, 3:52 pm

BBlunt wrote:I scanned the release and thought it seemed a little strange/badly written, but I was in a hurry to post.

I'd assumed someone at NASA must have been on drugs, with regards to:

* the photo, which looked completely bogus (had assumed it was an "artist's impression" for the benefit of the general public):

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* The final paragraph:

The implications of this discovery lead to philosophical and scientific discourse involving not only the Genesis of life itself, but also its extinction. Projects to start excavating the Martian surface are now on the drawing board for not only NASA but Private Sector Entrepreneurs as well. Martian Archaeology and Oil fields will be the future of Mars exploration, geologist at NASA's Mars programs are ranting at the moment. Others are questioning whether or not life on Mars has gone extinct due to an oil addiction quite like our own, with scientist questioning whether these plastic beads are a warning or a welcome mat.


Which didn't sound genuine in the slightest. I did ask my wife if I'd managed to lose half a year and whether it was April 1st.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Nekosan » 1 Dec 12, 12:12 am

As a lifelong Heinlein/Clarke/Asimov fan that just gives me the ****... someone needs to discover something next time they claim to or imma rage out and convert to fundie Christianity.

FKN scumbag NASA, total dick move in return for some free publicity.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby Mearehear » 1 Dec 12, 4:30 am

And here I was hoping for inactive Daleks :(

The Internet is so damn useless these days. It's so full of misinformation and "viral" bait that I am more skeptical than ever of any news.
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Re: Curiousity found something "earthshaking" on Mars...

Unread postby dinofreak » 1 Dec 12, 8:55 am

Haha, latest SMBC

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