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2012-12-03 01:53:36 PM
Newsflash to report they haven't found much yet? Seems legit.
 
2012-12-03 02:01:39 PM
I hope to hell they found my goddamn car keys.. They disappeared right around the time that thing launched.
 
2012-12-03 02:10:13 PM
I have unexplained sock disappearances.
Hoping to be reunited with one or two of them.
 
2012-12-03 02:13:44 PM

Pista: I have unexplained sock disappearances.
Hoping to be reunited with one or two of them.


It helps if you wipe something sticky on them. It works so well, I have a hard time after the weekends peeling them from the wall.
 
2012-12-03 02:24:03 PM
Found an exclusive photo:

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-03 02:51:39 PM
Just add water and stir.
 
2012-12-03 03:34:27 PM
I think they meant "origami". Probably a pterodactyl.
 
2012-12-03 03:36:34 PM
So they're cautiously optimistic that they might have found some things that could indicate something maybe. Got it.
 
2012-12-03 03:40:47 PM

smells_like_meat: I think they meant "origami". Probably a pterodactyl.


Could be a hat or a brooch.
 
2012-12-03 03:42:42 PM

kid_icarus: So they're cautiously optimistic that they might have found some things that could indicate something maybe. Got it.


They've already got enough morons yelling "NASA is a bunch of morons, defund them!", no reason to give them more ammo by overselling.
 
2012-12-03 03:49:09 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: kid_icarus: So they're cautiously optimistic that they might have found some things that could indicate something maybe. Got it.

They've already got enough morons yelling "NASA is a bunch of morons, defund them!", no reason to give them more ammo by overselling.


Point.
 
2012-12-03 03:52:49 PM
The discovery:

www.kelesa.net
 
2012-12-03 03:55:46 PM
I clicked on the article, thought the first photo was of footprints, and about had an aneurism.
 
2012-12-03 03:56:56 PM

FloydA: smells_like_meat: I think they meant "origami". Probably a pterodactyl.

Could be a hat or a brooch.


Who cares? There's a sale at Penney's.
 
2012-12-03 03:59:07 PM
" This... is an ex-microbe"
 
2012-12-03 04:01:58 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"



Is that like an ex-Marine?
 
2012-12-03 04:04:14 PM

I_C_Weener: MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"


Is that like an ex-Marine?


More like an ex-parrot was what I was going for
 
2012-12-03 04:18:47 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"


No it isn't, it's just stunned.
 
2012-12-03 04:27:44 PM

www.smbc-comics.com
 
2012-12-03 04:27:47 PM
If it was orgasmic, it's obviously none of the women I've ever known. *sad trombone*
 
2012-12-03 04:29:39 PM
 
2012-12-03 04:31:47 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"


They found Norwegians on Mars?
 
2012-12-03 04:32:55 PM
GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU
 
2012-12-03 04:33:23 PM
So is this the "big news" they were being cautiously guarded about a couple weeks ago?
 
2012-12-03 04:34:07 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"

They found Norwegians on Mars?


Where there's frozen water, there could be fjords.
 
2012-12-03 04:34:09 PM
Great. Let's invade. I'm tired of killing brown people. Let's kill green people.
 
2012-12-03 04:34:39 PM
Something orgasmic...

Reads TFA...

Ah, close enough.

*spooge*
 
2012-12-03 04:35:12 PM
smitty: NASA announcing the discovery of something orgasmic on Mars. I think that's what they said

Was it the Mars penis lady who made the announcement?

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-03 04:35:52 PM
So...is this the "earth shaking" announcement they teased a few weeks back? "Good news everyone, the soil sample analyzer we designed to analyze soil samples successfully analyzed a soil sample today".
 
2012-12-03 04:35:52 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-03 04:40:39 PM

Snapper Carr: So...is this the "earth shaking" announcement they teased a few weeks back? "Good news everyone, the soil sample analyzer we designed to analyze soil samples successfully analyzed a soil sample today".


"We are now going to plant some marigolds and tomatoes. Maybe some basil."
 
2012-12-03 04:40:44 PM
quick! send bibles!
 
2012-12-03 04:41:00 PM
So, news is not "earthshaking" like NASA promised? 

Dang, and I was filled to the brim with alien-finding hope.
 
2012-12-03 04:43:08 PM
when will we be able to welcome them ta earf?
 
2012-12-03 04:44:00 PM
Was it three-breasted hookers? No? Then I will not be getting my ass to Mars
 
2012-12-03 04:44:14 PM

HammerHeadSnark: So, news is not "earthshaking" like NASA promised? 

Dang, and I was filled to the brim with alien-finding hope.


Ahem...

FTA: "Sand was vibrated inside the chambers to remove residue from Earth."

Sounds like they shook some Earth to me...
 
2012-12-03 04:44:36 PM
www.theskullillusion.com

for the old farkers
 
2012-12-03 04:46:37 PM

Snapper Carr: So...is this the "earth shaking" announcement they teased a few weeks back? "Good news everyone, the soil sample analyzer we designed to analyze soil samples successfully analyzed a soil sample today".


imgs.xkcd.com

/First thing I think of every time I hear about an 'earth shaking' discovery.
 
2012-12-03 04:46:50 PM
What happened to those Mardis Gras beads they found on Mars a few weeks ago?
 
2012-12-03 04:47:03 PM
Space Girl?

www.prlog.org 

Lauren Francesca FTW
 
2012-12-03 04:47:45 PM

brap: foot


diggingsblog.com
found the source of the footprints.
 
2012-12-03 04:48:21 PM

Pista: I have unexplained sock disappearances.
Hoping to be reunited with one or two of them.


Were they all left socks?

You may want to have a word with Ren & Stimpy.
 
2012-12-03 04:48:32 PM
I sneezed on the rover's scooper. I meant to tell them before it launched, but there was a Frasier marathon, soooo...
 
2012-12-03 04:48:38 PM
www.slate.com 

Yawn.
 
2012-12-03 04:49:27 PM
I want them to find a fossil of a unicorn giving us the finger.
 
2012-12-03 04:50:28 PM
Wow, that was even more anticlimactic than I was expecting.
 
2012-12-03 04:51:30 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-03 04:52:18 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

'bout bloody time!
 
2012-12-03 04:52:42 PM
Is this the "big announcement" we were told may be coming?

Un-wow
 
2012-12-03 04:53:01 PM
A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

www.badmovies.org

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.
 
2012-12-03 04:54:13 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


I do

/sadly
 
2012-12-03 04:54:58 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: kid_icarus: So they're cautiously optimistic that they might have found some things that could indicate something maybe. Got it.

They've already got enough morons yelling "NASA is a bunch of morons, defund them!", no reason to give them more ammo by overselling.


Or the alternative, the morons who will be yelling: "THERE'S LIFE ON MARS!! THEY FOUND IT!!!!" In Pearl-Harbor font in all tomorrow's papers before any confirming data is discovered.
 
2012-12-03 04:55:09 PM
NASA: We've got big news!
Public: Please say aliens. Please say aliens.
NASA: The shovel on our rover works and the sand dune on Mars is made of sand just like on Earth. Woohoo.
Public: Screw you.
 
2012-12-03 04:56:26 PM

smells_like_meat: I think they meant "origami". Probably a pterodactyl.


What am i gonna do with a box?
i.ytimg.com
CAW! CAW!
 
2012-12-03 04:56:39 PM
This can't be the big discovering yet...it's not even news-worthy, let alone "something for the history books."

I'd wager this is just the "we've made sure our equipment works" announcement before the "look what our equipment found out" announcement later this week.

/hope, anyway...
 
2012-12-03 04:56:53 PM

Jgok: HammerHeadSnark: So, news is not "earthshaking" like NASA promised? 

Dang, and I was filled to the brim with alien-finding hope.

Ahem...

FTA: "Sand was vibrated inside the chambers to remove residue from Earth."

Sounds like they shook some Earth to me...


Dang, I missed that. Science wins again!

My problem, I guess was in believing that "earthshaking" was another word for "astounding." Silly me.
 
2012-12-03 04:56:55 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


There is a legion of MST3K fans on FARK. It is not obscure
 
2012-12-03 04:57:00 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

I do

/sadly


I'm old enough to have seen it when it was actually released the first time in Evanston, Il. There use to be Saturday Matinees every Saturday where they always played old Hercules movies dubbed in English and really bad horror movies. This was one of them and we couldn't wait to go see it. Sadly it wasn't what we were expecting.
Anyway, maybe they'll find "Dropo" on mars.
 
2012-12-03 04:58:31 PM
img15.imageshack.us

/made just for this thread
 
2012-12-03 05:00:14 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-03 05:03:09 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


Santa Claus conquers the Martians?
 
2012-12-03 05:04:45 PM

ISO15693: bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

Santa Claus conquers the Martians?


Apparently quite a few people. Really surprised to be honest.
 
2012-12-03 05:06:31 PM

Snapper Carr: So...is this the "earth shaking" announcement they teased a few weeks back? "Good news everyone, the soil sample analyzer we designed to analyze soil samples successfully analyzed a soil sample today".


Yay! The equipment worked! And we only had to wait two weeks to tell you that.
 
2012-12-03 05:10:33 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"


Bereft of life, he rests in peace?
 
2012-12-03 05:10:43 PM
sorry folks, we're it. the only life in the cosmos.

Yup, an awfully big waste of space
 
2012-12-03 05:12:54 PM

FunkOut: Feral_and_Preposterous: MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"

They found Norwegians on Mars?

Where there's frozen water, there could be fjords.


Avoid the rush. Go ahead and start pining now.
 
2012-12-03 05:13:06 PM
oblig:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5smPcN8AoE
Link
 
2012-12-03 05:15:09 PM

shower_in_my_socks: [img15.imageshack.us image 450x490]

/made just for this thread


*golfclap*
 
2012-12-03 05:18:01 PM
www.nasa.gov

It looks like some animal or machine made those tracks!!! They even use the metric system!!!
 
2012-12-03 05:20:06 PM

ciberido: MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"

Bereft of life, he rests in peace?


He's just pining for the fijords.
 
2012-12-03 05:20:48 PM
We found more sand! fap fap fap fap....

There ya go.
 
2012-12-03 05:21:35 PM
came in search of Orgasmatron fun. thank you Devolving_Spud

/got to get my Woody on
 
2012-12-03 05:22:19 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


Mmmm, little chest n--I mean, Pia Zadora.
 
2012-12-03 05:22:34 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

Santa Claus vs the Martians

(or something like that)?
 
2012-12-03 05:23:05 PM
I for one welcome our new volcanicly dusted, freshly scraped, overlords..
 
2012-12-03 05:24:09 PM
www.animationartgallery.com
 
2012-12-03 05:25:25 PM
If they want to make sure that they didn't have contaminated items, shouldn't they have done a null-test where they would go through the testing motion, but with no samples. The result should be nothing there. If they found something that might exist, then they know it was earth-based objects that were carried on board.
 
2012-12-03 05:29:58 PM

FunkOut: Feral_and_Preposterous: MaudlinMutantMollusk: " This... is an ex-microbe"

They found Norwegians on Mars?

Where there's frozen water, there could be fjords.


*Groan*

There's always a fjord, or an inlet, or a canal...

/Knight Boat. The Crime Solving Boat
 
2012-12-03 05:31:18 PM

FlashHarry: bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 580x875]


Bonus: it's public domain! Anyone who hasn't yet had their lives changed by a viewing of this masterpiece of cinematic art can (legally!) download it from archive.org.

Burn the ISO to a blank DVD and it will make a great Christmas gift (for someone you don't particularly like)!
 
2012-12-03 05:36:01 PM
Just in time for:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-12-03 05:36:15 PM

dericwater: If they want to make sure that they didn't have contaminated items, shouldn't they have done a null-test where they would go through the testing motion, but with no samples.


And you think they didn't because .... ?

They do many types of background checks and corrections. This mission wasn't cheap, and the people involved understand undergraduate level analytical chemistry, plus some additional stuff.
 
2012-12-03 05:36:17 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: sorry folks, we're it. the only life in the cosmos.

Yup, an awfully big waste of space


Nah, there's plenty of life in the cosmos. Too bad the rest of it is WAY FAR AWAY, AND WE'LL NEVER SEE ANY OF IT.
 
2012-12-03 05:37:10 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


"Custume designer?"
 
2012-12-03 05:38:51 PM
cf.badassdigest.com

Don't be a pussy. This spokesperson seems legit!
 
2012-12-03 05:39:50 PM
well... this is exciting...

/me wonders off...
 
2012-12-03 05:40:33 PM

Epicanis: FlashHarry: bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 580x875]

Bonus: it's public domain! Anyone who hasn't yet had their lives changed by a viewing of this masterpiece of cinematic art can (legally!) download it from archive.org.

Burn the ISO to a blank DVD and it will make a great Christmas gift (for someone you don't particularly like)!


I actually have the movie. One of the things I started doing some time back was trying to find as many of those old Saturday Matinee movies from those days and acquire them. I have manage to find quite a few of them. My recent find was "The Flesh Eaters" and now I'm on search for "The Killer Shrews"

/end threadjack
 
2012-12-03 05:41:03 PM

kid_icarus: So they're cautiously optimistic that they might have found some things that could indicate something maybe. Got it.


Welcome to science... they get excited but tend to be very careful about overstating what they have. Compare this to Mary shaped brown spots on toast proving the existence of a deity.

/yah, went there
 
2012-12-03 05:41:05 PM

minnesotaboy: Space Girl?

[www.prlog.org image 529x774] 

Lauren Francesca FTW


a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

She has a kick-ass body, but her face is kinda meh.

/Would still bang like a screen door in a hurricane
 
2012-12-03 05:42:18 PM

CheekyMonkey: Spanky_McFarksalot: sorry folks, we're it. the only life in the cosmos.

Yup, an awfully big waste of space

Nah, there's plenty of life in the cosmos. Too bad the rest of it is WAY FAR AWAY, AND WE'LL NEVER SEE ANY OF IT.


Actually, most of this solar system is populated. Earth is under quarantine for being a bunch of idiots. All those diplomatic missions to the moon ended in Russia and the US being told to fark off already.
 
2012-12-03 05:42:37 PM
Nice to see that they've finally given Dwayne Brown his own headquarters.

Dwayne Brown Headquarters, Washington
 
2012-12-03 05:43:12 PM

Bacontastesgood: dericwater: If they want to make sure that they didn't have contaminated items, shouldn't they have done a null-test where they would go through the testing motion, but with no samples.

And you think they didn't because .... ?

They do many types of background checks and corrections. This mission wasn't cheap, and the people involved understand undergraduate level analytical chemistry, plus some additional stuff.


They just never mentioned it, but did mention that they need to make sure that the sample they collect isn't from the explorer itself, which sort of suggest that they didn't check everything. But, I guess the parts that were blasted away during the touchdown will be contaminating the martian surface. Maybe in 50 years, it would be ground into tiny pieces.
 
2012-12-03 05:45:22 PM
"I'll have what she's having" - Venus
 
2012-12-03 05:52:02 PM
Wow. Did the earth move for you too?
 
2012-12-03 05:57:02 PM

Bacontastesgood: And you think they didn't because .... ?

They do many types of background checks and corrections. This mission wasn't cheap, and the people involved understand undergraduate level analytical chemistry, plus some additional stuff.


And yet they still make truly staggering stumbles like opening a sealed, sterilized box, moving a drill bit, and then resealing the box without sterilizing it:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0910/Scientists-fear-Curiosity -r over-drill-bits-could-contaminate-Mars

They pretty-much know the drill's contaminated, and if they happen to find water or ice now, they won't be allowed near it.
 
2012-12-03 06:01:31 PM
...this would be a good time for somebody to photoshop Monica Belluci's rack on the Face on Mars.
 
2012-12-03 06:04:59 PM

bim1154: Anyway, maybe they'll find "Dropo" on mars.


OK, that was the clue I needed. Thanks.
 
2012-12-03 06:08:37 PM
On Dec. 12, 2012 NASA will release a series of up close detailed pictures of what is obviously self evident as a living organism upon the surface of Mars. Mankinds focus and destiny is irrevocably changed. This will be the plung into 'Novelty' as predicted by Terrence McKenna . 
 
2012-12-03 06:09:42 PM
No, they didn't discover anything orgasmic or organic. They said they discovered an environment in dire need of an Oreck. Once we vacuum up all that dust and stuff, we'll see what the real surface of the planet is made of. I'm hoping it's nothing of value. No need to go travel a few million miles to fark up another planet.
 
2012-12-03 06:11:24 PM
As diverse as the universe is, it's only a matter of time before we discover life on another planet.

The question remains about the discovery of intelligent life. And for that I fear that Stephen Hawking may be right - it's better to avoid contact with it.
 
2012-12-03 06:11:51 PM
As long as we listen to HAL and don't try to land on Europa, we should be okay.
 
2012-12-03 06:17:11 PM

Mega Steve: minnesotaboy: Space Girl?

[www.prlog.org image 529x774] 

Lauren Francesca FTW

[a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 266x400]

She has a kick-ass body, but her face is kinda meh.

/Would still bang like a screen door in a hurricane


Face...face..nope, don't see a face.
 
2012-12-03 06:22:32 PM
Can't the rover see all those tire tracks in the pictures?!?!?!

The rover just has to follow those back to its source and there has to be life there!
 
2012-12-03 06:24:49 PM
Are your car keys orgasmic

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


Nothing is obscure on Fark, not even Pia Zadora movies when she was a kid.

Something about Santa Claus and Mars.
 
2012-12-03 06:25:22 PM
2 weeks ago, Nasa official to journalist privately:
"We have found something amazing in the sample, believe me, it's going to be one for the history books"

Today Nasa official officially:
"We are analyzing a soil sample with blah blah boring boring boring whatever dirt is dirt"

Doubt I'll be reading about that in my history class. Something just doesn't add up here.
 
2012-12-03 06:25:29 PM
It's probably just cat poop.
 
2012-12-03 06:30:02 PM

Bunkyb123: 2 weeks ago, Nasa official to journalist privately:
"We have found something amazing in the sample, believe me, it's going to be one for the history books"

Today Nasa official officially:
"We are analyzing a soil sample with blah blah boring boring boring whatever dirt is dirt"

Doubt I'll be reading about that in my history class. Something just doesn't add up here.


False positive. They double-checked their findings, realized someone made a stupid mistake, and then had nothing to really squawk about.

That's my guess, anyway.

At least they didn't make a big announcement over bad data and then have their failure be front page news.
 
2012-12-03 06:33:19 PM
img38.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-03 06:33:28 PM

Bunkyb123: 2 weeks ago, Nasa official to journalist privately:
"We have found something amazing in the sample, believe me, it's going to be one for the history books"

Today Nasa official officially:
"We are analyzing a soil sample with blah blah boring boring boring whatever dirt is dirt"

Doubt I'll be reading about that in my history class. Something just doesn't add up here.


Premature explanation?

Link
 
2012-12-03 06:41:27 PM
"We used almost every part of our science payload examining this drift," said Curiosity Project Scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "The synergies of the instruments and richness of the data sets give us great promise for using them at the mission's main science destination on Mount Sharp."

And there you have it, folks. The Curiosity project is manned with a bunch of whargarrbl retards.
 
2012-12-03 06:45:23 PM
Pia Zadora 1982

2.bp.blogspot.com

Pia Zadora today

www2.pictures.zimbio.com

Only 15 Martian orbits separate the two pictures!
 
2012-12-03 06:45:58 PM

Bunkyb123:
Doubt I'll be reading about that in my history class. Something just doesn't add up here.


While it looks like this one might be a bust the discovery of organic compounds on Mars would definitely be something worthy of the history books. It's important to note that not all history books are written at the third grade 'earth science' level.
 
2012-12-03 06:50:17 PM

Hugemeister: On Dec. 12, 2012 NASA will release a series of up close detailed pictures of what is obviously self evident as a living organism upon the surface of Mars. Mankinds focus and destiny is irrevocably changed. This will be the plung into 'Novelty' as predicted by Terrence McKenna .


I hope we all have our drugs and special hats ready.
 
2012-12-03 06:55:42 PM

Valiente: Pia Zadora 1982



Pia Zadora today



Only 15 Martian orbits separate the two pictures!


How many Uranus orbits us that?

/great post by the way
 
2012-12-03 06:57:19 PM

shower_in_my_socks: [img15.imageshack.us image 450x490]

/made just for this thread


lol
 
2012-12-03 06:59:33 PM

tzzhc4: [i1.kym-cdn.com image 480x600]


Still only one planet in your system with life?



/Hot, like a mass of incandescent gas
 
2012-12-03 07:01:01 PM
Damn it, let's try this one . . .

punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com 

Yes preview is my friend, who I often neglect.
 
2012-12-03 07:16:46 PM
I'm gonna say they found some sort of bacteria in the damp sand or Pia Zadora's chastity belt. We have use for neither.
 
2012-12-03 07:25:24 PM
www.tacomarockyhorror.net


Orgasmic? Space? Maybe the rover is on the wrong planet.
 
2012-12-03 07:25:28 PM

Tr0mBoNe: GALEJUDGE CRATER I AM IN YOU


This what you meant?
 
2012-12-03 07:26:53 PM
From the fa:

"We have no definitive detection of Martian organics at this point, but we will keep looking in the diverse environments of Gale Crater," said SAM Principal Investigator Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Excellent! So, what are we talking about then?
 
2012-12-03 07:27:03 PM

shower_in_my_socks: I want them to find a fossil of a unicorn giving us the finger.


Those are in Best Korea.
 
2012-12-03 07:28:55 PM

dericwater: If they want to make sure that they didn't have contaminated items, shouldn't they have done a null-test where they would go through the testing motion, but with no samples. The result should be nothing there. If they found something that might exist, then they know it was earth-based objects that were carried on board.


Doesn't work.

They needed to clear the testing aparatus of stuff left from earth with a few trial runs.
 
2012-12-03 07:31:01 PM
Perchlorates, huh? "We believe these to be residue of the explosives used during the 5th Martian/Carthusian internebular war"

So many possibilities in this thread.
 
2012-12-03 07:34:33 PM
www.nasa.gov

There is only one set of footprints because Jeezus is carrying the rover?
 
2012-12-03 07:37:16 PM
Marvin feels much better now
 
2012-12-03 07:37:17 PM
I'm sick of performing for Earthers.
db2.stb.s-msn.com
 
2012-12-03 07:41:04 PM

Evil High Priest: "We have no definitive detection of Martian organics at this point, but we will keep looking in the diverse environments of Gale Crater," said SAM Principal Investigator Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.


I'm glad I'm not the only person to notice that. JPL and NASA spokespeople and talking heads have been using "definitive" an awful lot, especially since the other day when they issued that walk-back press release after the whole "earth-shaker" thing.
 
2012-12-03 07:52:40 PM

that bosnian sniper: Evil High Priest: "We have no definitive detection of Martian organics at this point, but we will keep looking in the diverse environments of Gale Crater," said SAM Principal Investigator Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

I'm glad I'm not the only person to notice that. JPL and NASA spokespeople and talking heads have been using "definitive" an awful lot, especially since the other day when they issued that walk-back press release after the whole "earth-shaker" thing.


Yeah, now if they hold a press conference announcing orgasmic matter people aren't going to be nearly as exited about it.
 
2012-12-03 07:52:51 PM
I hear John Carter knows a thing or two about that.
 
2012-12-03 07:56:53 PM

HammerHeadSnark: Jgok: HammerHeadSnark: So, news is not "earthshaking" like NASA promised? 

Dang, and I was filled to the brim with alien-finding hope.

Ahem...

FTA: "Sand was vibrated inside the chambers to remove residue from Earth."

Sounds like they shook some Earth to me...

Dang, I missed that. Science wins again!

My problem, I guess was in believing that "earthshaking" was another word for "astounding." Silly me.


Wouldn't that be "mars-shaking"?
 
2012-12-03 07:57:10 PM
Hmmnnn... Given what we know about life on Earth just totally filling up every conceivable - and some inconceivable - niche it can and spewing matter all over the place (well, creating new minerals and such) - is it kind of a bad sign that we're not seeing tons of organic molecules pretty much everywhere we look? Or would those remnants of a more habitable Mars of the past mostly not last the aeons between now and then?
 
2012-12-03 08:14:24 PM

Hugemeister: On Dec. 12, 2012 NASA will release a series of up close detailed pictures of what is obviously self evident as a living organism upon the surface of Mars. Mankinds focus and destiny is irrevocably changed. This will be the plung into 'Novelty' as predicted by Terrence McKenna .


All of humanity plung? Gott derm I hope not! (Link may be NSFW)
Link
 
2012-12-03 08:25:01 PM
ftfa: "We have no definitive detection of Martian organics at this point"

WTF is this greened for?
 
2012-12-03 08:49:50 PM

gweilo8888: Bacontastesgood: And you think they didn't because .... ?

They do many types of background checks and corrections. This mission wasn't cheap, and the people involved understand undergraduate level analytical chemistry, plus some additional stuff.

And yet they still make truly staggering stumbles like opening a sealed, sterilized box, moving a drill bit, and then resealing the box without sterilizing it:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0910/Scientists-fear-Curiosity -r over-drill-bits-could-contaminate-Mars

They pretty-much know the drill's contaminated, and if they happen to find water or ice now, they won't be allowed near it.


Couldn't they disinfect the drill bit by drilling into something fast and hard to heat it up?

Might damage the bit a little, but would cook off any bacteria that somehow survived everything else.
 
2012-12-03 09:06:07 PM

bim1154: ISO15693: bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

Santa Claus conquers the Martians?

Apparently quite a few people. Really surprised to be honest.


I'd say that I was surprised at your being surprised, but I've been around long enough to know better.
 
2012-12-03 09:13:55 PM

Hugemeister: On Dec. 12, 2012 NASA will release a series of up close detailed pictures of what is obviously self evident as a living organism upon the surface of Mars. Mankinds focus and destiny is irrevocably changed. This will be the plung into 'Novelty' as predicted by Terrence McKenna .


We have enough novelties here on earth without needing ones from Mars to plunge into ourselves. Could you imagine the shipping fees on that? And how do they deliver from Mars discretely? Kind of obvious when it lands in a smoking crater in your front lawn.
 
2012-12-03 09:21:39 PM

brandent: Snapper Carr: So...is this the "earth shaking" announcement they teased a few weeks back? "Good news everyone, the soil sample analyzer we designed to analyze soil samples successfully analyzed a soil sample today".

Yay! The equipment worked! And we only had to wait two weeks to tell you that.


I'm sure you could have had your equipment work on Mars in only a week.
 
2012-12-03 09:22:51 PM
Mars Needs Guitars!
 
2012-12-03 09:30:06 PM
cdn.twentytwowords.com
 
2012-12-03 09:31:14 PM

gweilo8888: Bacontastesgood: And you think they didn't because .... ?

They do many types of background checks and corrections. This mission wasn't cheap, and the people involved understand undergraduate level analytical chemistry, plus some additional stuff.

And yet they still make truly staggering stumbles like opening a sealed, sterilized box, moving a drill bit, and then resealing the box without sterilizing it:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0910/Scientists-fear-Curiosity -r over-drill-bits-could-contaminate-Mars

They pretty-much know the drill's contaminated, and if they happen to find water or ice now, they won't be allowed near it.


Seems kind of accidentally on purpose. The guy had to know what the consequences of that action would be.

Give me a break here. :(
 
2012-12-03 09:34:37 PM

Devolving_Spud: [www.nasa.gov image 673x385]

There is only one set of footprints because Jeezus is carrying the rover?


YES
 
2012-12-03 09:47:11 PM

kid_icarus: So they're cautiously optimistic that they might have found some things that could indicate something maybe. Got it.


Hey now, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
 
2012-12-03 09:51:58 PM
www.moviesonline.ca
 
2012-12-03 09:58:47 PM

bim1154: Epicanis: FlashHarry: bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 580x875]

Bonus: it's public domain! Anyone who hasn't yet had their lives changed by a viewing of this masterpiece of cinematic art can (legally!) download it from archive.org.

Burn the ISO to a blank DVD and it will make a great Christmas gift (for someone you don't particularly like)!

I actually have the movie. One of the things I started doing some time back was trying to find as many of those old Saturday Matinee movies from those days and acquire them. I have manage to find quite a few of them. My recent find was "The Flesh Eaters" and now I'm on search for "The Killer Shrews"

/end threadjack


Mike??

Another collector here :)
 
2012-12-03 10:01:46 PM
"We have no definitive detection of Martian organics at this point, but we will keep looking in the diverse environments of Gale Crater," said SAM Principal Investigator Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

/which means, there isn't and never was life on Mars, as we would have found at least ONE molecule of proof of life. And we didn't. If there is proof, it's buried so deep under tons of sediment and dust, it would be impossible to find, unless we send a team up with a D10 bulldozer. Gee, you sampled dust from the surface, and found nothing? Hmmmm.
 
2012-12-03 10:05:26 PM
Would have been moar exciting, if they seeded the planet with plants that would propagate. Then we could just sit back and watch the planet turn green. Wait...no water.

/facepalms.
 
2012-12-03 10:15:13 PM

dericwater: They just never mentioned it, but did mention that they need to make sure that the sample they collect isn't from the explorer itself, which sort of suggest that they didn't check everything.


Um, no, that suggests that they are being very careful and checking exactly that which seems to concern you so. It's called background signal.

But, I guess the parts that were blasted away during the touchdown will be contaminating the martian surface. Maybe in 50 years, it would be ground into tiny pieces.

?? They're like 300 meters from where it touched down.

gweilo8888: And yet they still make truly staggering stumbles like opening a sealed, sterilized box, moving a drill bit, and then resealing the box without sterilizing it:


Yes, technicians and engineers and their oversight at NASA and their contractors screw up. They've screwed up to the point that entire missions were lost. This doesn't mean that they don't think of incredibly obvious and basic things like checking the Earth background in their instruments, which is what I was referring to.
 
2012-12-03 10:25:33 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-03 10:43:15 PM
yeah yeah more almost-but-not-quite-anything, blather. When are we gonna 'go' there. Why don't we send some algae up there or some other extremophiles and see if we can't start terraforming.

It's like watching 'looking for bigfoot' or ghost hunters already.
 
2012-12-03 10:51:05 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


Greatest MST ever.

I miss it so much... :(
 
2012-12-03 11:02:42 PM

bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.


PUH-lease. Not only is the image itself called 'Santamars' but anyone here who is Canadian had Space Channel growing up and we got to see this like 5 times a years.

Show me a still from Cherry 2000 and ask if it's obscure ;P
 
2012-12-03 11:19:07 PM
MY GOD. There's a whole planet. RIGHT WHERE MARS SHOULD BE.
 
2012-12-03 11:48:32 PM
I promise you there is life on Mars. There is absolutely no doubt. They DID detect organic compounds, they just aren't sure they originated on Mars. That should be your first indicator some shadiness is going on. There's almost no chance it came from "contaminated" drill.

Ask yourself, why didn't they land Curiosity near one of the half dozen sites known to have high concentrations of methane? Their instrument can only measure gases up to 5ppb yet the range of methane is from 1-50ppb based on seasons and it's not evenly distributed across the planet. So it's no surprise at all they couldn't detect methane from their current crater location. It's like me trying to find water in the desert.

And now they find organics, in what is basically the desert, and the official message becomes, "no definitive organic compounds?" Right after one analyst said they have earth shaking news? It's bullshiat, pure and simple. Life on Mars is being actively covered up. What I want to know is why? What harm does knowing life is plentiful in the universe do? Oh yeah, invalidates nearly every major religion.
 
2012-12-03 11:54:59 PM
Some people might say, "but they're scientists, why would they cover up discovery that harms religion?" Because they're controlled by the government, and more importantly, the department of defense. They know they can't keep it a secret forever, but they can delay the general discovery until they have a strategic advantage. Be that a space race, biological warfare advantage, or just a general economic one. Could be as simple as avoiding civil unrest or keeping the status quo.

You can call me whatever funny sounding "ther" nonsense, but I'll be on the right side of history in the end. When all the puzzle pieces fit, you can see the overall picture, even if one or two pieces is missing.
 
2012-12-04 12:07:03 AM

justtray: Oh yeah, invalidates nearly every major religion.


a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
Nearly.
 
2012-12-04 12:14:44 AM

ManateeGag: Found an exclusive photo:

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]



The martian behind her is peeking up her skirt.
 
2012-12-04 12:19:05 AM
Let me get this straight. Something you can transplant?
 
2012-12-04 12:21:11 AM

sure haven't: ftfa: "We have no definitive detection of Martian organics at this point"

WTF is this greened for?


So we could see Pia Zadora's nublets.

Have you not been paying attention to the thread?
 
2012-12-04 12:23:17 AM

minnesotaboy: Space Girl?

[www.prlog.org image 529x774] 

Lauren Francesca FTW


Damned straight... Love those videos. She is hot.
 
2012-12-04 03:35:11 AM

FlashHarry: bim1154: A very young Pia Zadora on the right with little chest nublets

[www.badmovies.org image 400x273]

/Wonder how many recognize where this is from.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 580x875]


Gotta get a torrent for that and force my wife to watch it.
 
2012-12-04 04:11:18 AM

justtray: Oh yeah, invalidates nearly every major religion.


buffalobeast.com
 
2012-12-04 07:33:41 AM
That thing is making a real mess up there. I hope the first manned Mars mission has a rake, and they spend some time to make the place more presentable. Some grumpy old Martian is going to be piassed when he see's what that thing has done.
 
2012-12-04 08:23:02 AM

justtray: Words.


Why, non of that was crazy or paranoid at all!
 
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