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(Fox News)   Why is Mars red? Since this is a Fox news article, the answer is either "because Jesus", or "that no good Obama"   (foxnews.com) divider line 43
    More: Interesting, obama, regolith, iron oxide, hydrogen peroxide, Mars Science Laboratory, rainstorm, oxidants, oxidation  
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2012-08-11 06:02:29 AM
Wait. Did I just see actual science discussed on the Fox News website? I came expecting "How do Magnets work?"-level derp in that article, and left mildly impressed.

Mildly.
 
2012-08-11 06:26:52 AM
Fox?!?

Paragraph three starts... "It all started 4.5 billion years ago..." shouldn't that read '6000' maybe something like 'It all started 6000 years ago when god said 'I like red' ?
 
2012-08-11 07:14:26 AM
Subby, just give it a rest.
 
2012-08-11 07:30:52 AM
Its stained with the bloody tears of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Damn you Disney!
 
2012-08-11 08:49:03 AM
Quick, Mars is a very nice place where you can escape religious prosecution. Go, go, go.
 
2012-08-11 08:55:15 AM
This entire article needs this:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-08-11 08:57:16 AM
"Copyright 2012 SPACE.com, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."
 
Skr
2012-08-11 09:00:21 AM
Well my astroscience is a bit rusty.

Iron/sulfur core but the damn thing is dead unlike our own core.
 
2012-08-11 09:06:05 AM

Wolfman Johnny: Quick, Mars is a very nice place where you can escape religious prosecution. Go, go, go.


Because non-believers are criminals?
 
2012-08-11 09:08:21 AM
Subby escaped from the Politics thread.....Welcome to Fark
i630.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-11 09:20:52 AM
Mars is read, can't explain that?
 
2012-08-11 09:41:31 AM
Obama, the communist socialist, would want to explore the Red Planet. And landing there cost billions of dollars when the free market would have done it better and cheaper.
 
2012-08-11 09:57:53 AM
They reposted it from Space.com, which is a legitimate source of sciene news.
 
2012-08-11 09:57:55 AM

Generation_D: Obama, the communist socialist, would want to explore the Red Planet. And landing there cost billions of dollars when the free market would have done it better and cheaper.


Obummer has left it to the free market to put man back in space via spacex and other programs.

/came here to make a 6000 year old earth joke but I see that was taken care of.
 
2012-08-11 09:58:31 AM

RexTalionis: sciene


science.
 
2012-08-11 10:11:07 AM
"an atomic fivesome compound"?
 
2012-08-11 10:25:45 AM

Kibbler: "an atomic fivesome compound"?


Fivesome????
i1239.photobucket.com


Kinky
 
2012-08-11 10:48:34 AM

RexTalionis: They reposted it from Space.com, which is a legitimate source of sciene news.


They know how to use the Internet?
 
2012-08-11 11:19:53 AM
What about the angry (red) women?
 
2012-08-11 11:36:31 AM
It's red 'cause it's a commie planet. That's why it's dead, too !


///Better red and dead !
 
2012-08-11 11:46:45 AM

MmmmBacon: Wait. Did I just see actual science discussed on the Fox News website? I came expecting "How do Magnets work?"-level derp in that article, and left mildly impressed.

Mildly.


I have to agree. Subby's cheeky headline aside, this is probably the best science article I've ever seen on Fox. Yes, it's Mr. Wizard-level, but it's complete and accurate, which is an excellent start.
 
2012-08-11 11:50:03 AM
why is Mars red? well I hate to break it to you libs, it's because The One True God wanted to project who the future winner of the US election is, Red=Republican=Romney suck it long suck it hard
 
2012-08-11 12:09:26 PM

Elephantman: Subby escaped from the Politics thread.....Welcome to Fark


That's rich, coming from you.

Anyway, I love the "here's what Mars might look like no rusted... grayscale with a level reduction" photo they used.
 
2012-08-11 12:36:18 PM
Derp, subby. Oh and you forgot to use the words "Faux Newz".
 
2012-08-11 12:39:43 PM
Better story linked at bottom : http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/08/09/vietnam-airline-fined-for-inf light-bikini-show/

That's a story i REALLY want to know more about...
 
2012-08-11 12:49:15 PM
I remember reading that the photos are actually in black and white, then converted to color using approximation filters. But hat was from the last rover, not the new one. Also, I love the conspiracy theory articles where NASA "DOCTORS PHOTOS OMG!"
 
2012-08-11 01:05:32 PM

theorellior: Elephantman: Subby escaped from the Politics thread.....Welcome to Fark

That's rich, coming from you.

Anyway, I love the "here's what Mars might look like no rusted... grayscale with a level reduction" photo they used.


Well that is pretty much what colour Mars is underneath the iron oxide; blue/green grey. Just because of the basalt; in fact you can see that very colour in the Curiosity photo of it's landing site (the sky crane blasted away some of the 'top soil').
 
2012-08-11 01:17:03 PM

Mr.Tangent: Mars is read, can't explain that?


Who put it there?

/tides go in, tides go out
 
2012-08-11 01:51:04 PM

Wolfman Johnny: Quick, Mars is a very nice place where you can escape religious prosecution. Go, go, go.


Still, Mars is no place to raise a kid.
 
2012-08-11 01:52:13 PM
Why is Mars red? Communists!
 
2012-08-11 02:04:26 PM
in fact, it's cold as hell
 
2012-08-11 03:08:35 PM
ftfa: Its regolith, or surface material, contains lots of iron oxide

Seriously Subby, who are you trolling?
 
2012-08-11 03:12:47 PM
The fact that this headline is on the main page of FARK shows what biased, trolling, liberal crapfest this website has become.


Drew, you're not getting $5/month from me for shiat like this. That probably doesnt bother you since youll reel in at least two more disenfranchised 20 somethings with the nastiness.
 
2012-08-11 03:18:00 PM

Animatronik: The fact that this headline is on the main page of FARK shows what biased, trolling, liberal crapfest this website has become.


Drew, you're not getting $5/month from me for shiat like this. That probably doesnt bother you since youll reel in at least two more disenfranchised 20 somethings with the nastiness.


Actually, it's on the "Geek" subtab, not the main page.

/wow, I'm surprised so many people couldn't look past the Fox News joke.
 
2012-08-11 03:36:48 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Animatronik: The fact that this headline is on the main page of FARK shows what biased, trolling, liberal crapfest this website has become.


Drew, you're not getting $5/month from me for shiat like this. That probably doesnt bother you since youll reel in at least two more disenfranchised 20 somethings with the nastiness.

Actually, it's on the "Geek" subtab, not the main page.

/wow, I'm surprised so many people couldn't look past the Fox News joke.


Congratulations.

Are you the subby? Did you actually read TFA, or is this just a short vacation for you from the politics threads? Did it ever cross you or some of the modmins minds that some ppl get sick of this shiat and would rather it stayed in the politics tab where the Colbert-watching crowd can get all frothy about it?

The kind of annoying debates here should be things like iOS v. android. Android is better, by the way - admit it, you're an Apple fanatic too.
 
2012-08-11 05:45:53 PM
Since when did Fox News, or anyone really, become immune to criticism just because this is the Geeks tab? This is Fark, not your personal micromanaged little subreddit.

fark Fox News and their anti-science agenda, and fark anyone who tries to defend the poor, little, defenseless, billionaire-backed, ignorant sociopaths who work there.
 
2012-08-11 07:10:41 PM
Why not "that no good jesus-hatin' Obama"?
 
2012-08-11 08:21:15 PM
Everything's the fault of monogamous gays

"gee spending our lives with the ones we love is swell, therefor we should redistribute the wealth."

"Yeah, let's paint mars red in celebration of our homosexuality induced communist values!"
 
2012-08-12 12:08:51 AM

Animatronik: FirstNationalBastard: Animatronik: The fact that this headline is on the main page of FARK shows what biased, trolling, liberal crapfest this website has become.


Drew, you're not getting $5/month from me for shiat like this. That probably doesnt bother you since youll reel in at least two more disenfranchised 20 somethings with the nastiness.

Actually, it's on the "Geek" subtab, not the main page.

/wow, I'm surprised so many people couldn't look past the Fox News joke.

Congratulations.

Are you the subby? Did you actually read TFA, or is this just a short vacation for you from the politics threads? Did it ever cross you or some of the modmins minds that some ppl get sick of this shiat and would rather it stayed in the politics tab where the Colbert-watching crowd can get all frothy about it?

The kind of annoying debates here should be things like iOS v. android. Android is better, by the way - admit it, you're an Apple fanatic too.


You sound butthurt.
 
2012-08-12 05:08:37 AM
So our budget is so out of whack that even MARS is red??

THANKS OBAMA!
 
2012-08-12 09:41:58 AM

Animatronik: FirstNationalBastard: Animatronik: The fact that this headline is on the main page of FARK shows what biased, trolling, liberal crapfest this website has become.


Drew, you're not getting $5/month from me for shiat like this. That probably doesnt bother you since youll reel in at least two more disenfranchised 20 somethings with the nastiness.

Actually, it's on the "Geek" subtab, not the main page.

/wow, I'm surprised so many people couldn't look past the Fox News joke.

Congratulations.

Are you the subby? Did you actually read TFA, or is this just a short vacation for you from the politics threads? Did it ever cross you or some of the modmins minds that some ppl get sick of this shiat and would rather it stayed in the politics tab where the Colbert-watching crowd can get all frothy about it?

The kind of annoying debates here should be things like iOS v. android. Android is better, by the way - admit it, you're an Apple fanatic too.


Now say something about circumsicion and get this party off the ground.
 
2012-08-13 02:35:10 AM

Majick Thise: Fox?!?

Paragraph three starts... "It all started 4.5 billion years ago..." shouldn't that read '6000' maybe something like 'It all started 6000 years ago when god said 'I like red' ?


Prejudice is an ugly thing.
 
2012-08-13 11:31:31 AM
Animatronik       
 
The fact that this headline is on the main page of FARK shows what biased, trolling, liberal crapfest this website has become.


Drew, you're not getting $5/month from me for shiat like this. That probably doesnt bother you since youll reel in at least two more disenfranchised 20 somethings with the nastiness.


wellbye.jpg
 
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