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(NPR)   Scientists working with Mars rover Curiosity could tell you what types of molecules their GC-MS found in the sand, but they would have to kill you. As their ChemCam laser is out of range I will reveal that [no carrier]   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Mars rovers, martian soil, .ms, John Grotzinger, scientific journals, molecules, sand, lasers  
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2012-11-20 12:27:29 PM  
2 votes:
They found oil. War on Mars in 5... 4.... 3....
2012-11-20 01:56:30 PM  
1 vote:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: netweavr: I'm going with "the same chemical composition as they expected, thereby verifying a bunch of theories."

That's my guess too. I know real science isn't flashy but NASA's version of big news and everyone else's version don't always match up. If we get another "exciting" press conference about trace minerals on an uninteresting rock that suggests further study is needed I'm going to scream.

I love these. I figure it's just the science majors getting to troll the liberal arts majors and show them how dumb they are without ever having to say it.

"So, is this discovery related to water?"
"No, what we have here is that our PUZY spectrometer has used it's very sensitive parts to detect trace amounts of DIKFER on these rocks here."
"Uh, what's a DIKFER?"
"Oh, it's very important. It's a compound found in many things. You probably have some, although it is very small."
2012-11-20 12:42:39 PM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, some poor martian child is despondently putting flyers up all around Syria Planum, looking
for his missing kitten.
2012-11-20 12:32:33 PM  
1 vote:
Other possibilities:

- The missing votes that would have put Romney in the White House
- Obama's birth certificate
- Jimmy Hoffa
- A Twinkie
- Kristen Stewart's acting ability
2012-11-20 12:27:57 PM  
1 vote:
I'm going with "the same chemical composition as they expected, thereby verifying a bunch of theories."
2012-11-20 12:25:55 PM  
1 vote:
How old is Zephram Cochrane? Has he even been born yet? If so, someone tell him he better get to work.
2012-11-20 12:06:42 PM  
1 vote:
They found the dna of the 3 boobed woman, so we can make them here now!
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