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(Yahoo)   NASA's earthshaking Mars discovery is finding Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Well, actually, just carbon   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 26
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PJ-
2012-12-04 12:13:39 PM
4 votes:

occamswrist: Now nasa can carbon date mars.

I winder what age it will be?


About 6000 years old give or take.
2012-12-04 12:25:42 PM
3 votes:
wouldn't you know it, they put ONE SUV on mars, and already theres a carbon problem.

/manbearpig
2012-12-04 12:25:21 PM
2 votes:
Clicks "enlarge image" link. Image doesn't get larger. FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2012-12-04 12:23:38 PM
2 votes:

tricycleracer: TheOther: Cabron would be more interesting.

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"Umm.. you just keep doing your thing, man."
2012-12-04 12:21:54 PM
2 votes:

Maktaka: This is a shiatty headline and article, some careful reading is required to get any value out of it. They found carbon COMPOUNDS, specifically organic ones. They're not inherently indicative of life, but they are a requirement for life to exist which means it's one more item that Mars has which would allow for life to exist there.


They found "hints of carbon". Mars also has a woody aftertaste with the slightest suggestion of carbon dioxide. However, Curiosity has a very technically correct but unsophisticated palate.
2012-12-04 12:15:29 PM
2 votes:
zs1.smbc-comics.com
2012-12-04 12:09:40 PM
2 votes:

TheOther: Cabron would be more interesting.


www.hrwiki.org
2012-12-04 12:09:18 PM
2 votes:
It's a squatch.
2012-12-04 02:07:22 PM
1 votes:

fanbladesaresharp: DubtodaIll: Proteios1: Carbon. Simply a mind numbing discovery. And at a cost of only $20 billion, such a better investment than the Obama stimulus funds.
. Humanity will always be beset by its own fallacies and therefore spending too much on social problems is a much larger waste of funds than discovering new knowledge and territory to infect with our selves.


I'll bite. There is no better use of profits than exploration. How do you think some Queen or King or Pharoah with an attitude accomplished that? I don't care what cronies Obama sucks up too, so long as it's exploration of other planets.

Mars doesn't care. Nor does Earth. It's a rock. We're on it. Go find shiat. But two scoops of dirt reminds me of the Kellogs jingle "two scoops of Raisin Brand..."


Better than two scoops of Russell Brand!

Amirite?
2012-12-04 02:02:20 PM
1 votes:
Like many others, that article really pissed me off. We already know that there is carbon on Mars. The atmosphere and many of the rocks are made of it.

What we are looking for are carbon molecules which are byproducts of non-geologic processes. Sugars, starches... Now I have to go find an article that includes actual information. And get my organic chemistry book out.
2012-12-04 01:36:53 PM
1 votes:

bongmiester: did they find an interesting rock formation?

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looks like a wiener
2012-12-04 01:20:19 PM
1 votes:

ChipNASA: [img3.findthebest.com image 257x207]


"Your life is on your computer"? That's their tag line? Only someone whose life is on their computer would write a tag line like that.
2012-12-04 01:14:02 PM
1 votes:

Skyd1v: That Reilly Monster: FTFA: Even with carbon and water, life needs other chemicals, such as sulfur, oxygen, phosphorous and nitrogen, to form and evolve.

Statements like this irk me. Would it be too much to ask for "life as we understand it needs other chemicals..."?

Bothered me as well. Should have read "Even with carbon and water, life on Earth needs yaddayaddayadda".

Silicone based life-forms frown on this reporters shenanigans.

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Silicone:
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Silicone:
upload.wikimedia.org

Silicon:
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Silicon:
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See the difference? Are we clear now? What life forms are we talking about, exactly?

/pet peeve
2012-12-04 12:47:15 PM
1 votes:

mutterfark: Just wait until the Martians living in their home soil realise that the rovers were built by ugly bags of mostly water.


i bet the martians feel like a big bag of sand
2012-12-04 12:45:00 PM
1 votes:
Just wait until the Martians living in their home soil realise that the rovers were built by ugly bags of mostly water.
2012-12-04 12:43:55 PM
1 votes:

ObscureNameHere: Did they find out where Han's vest disappeared to, then re-appeared from, just before he was frozen?

/go watch TESB closely....


Lando took it, tried it on, then gave it back.
2012-12-04 12:41:36 PM
1 votes:

Perducci: ObscureNameHere: Did they find out where Han's vest disappeared to, then re-appeared from, just before he was frozen?

/go watch TESB closely....

He started taking it off when Leia was coming on to him. Then she brought up the whole "love" thing and ruined the mood, so he got dressed. Duh.


Nice...
Of course, if THAT was the mood he was going for, I am now not sure how to interpret the fact he told Chewie to 'look after her'.
2012-12-04 12:38:18 PM
1 votes:
img3.findthebest.com
2012-12-04 12:38:00 PM
1 votes:

PJ-: occamswrist: Now nasa can carbon date mars.

I winder what age it will be?

About 6000 years old give or take.


I think a little less since Mars is smaller than Earth and hasn't had time to put on that extra weight.
2012-12-04 12:37:32 PM
1 votes:
4th most common element in the universe.
Atmosphere mostly CO2
Nearest planet loaded with carbon

Truly shocking finding!
2012-12-04 12:36:22 PM
1 votes:
Carbon is the fourth most common element in the milky way. Congratulations, you've discovered dirt!

Quick shut off the rover it's causing carbon emissions. Now we've ruined Mars too damn it.
2012-12-04 12:28:46 PM
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-12-04 12:22:05 PM
1 votes:
Did they find out where Han's vest disappeared to, then re-appeared from, just before he was frozen?

/go watch TESB closely....
2012-12-04 12:17:30 PM
1 votes:

That Reilly Monster: FTFA: Even with carbon and water, life needs other chemicals, such as sulfur, oxygen, phosphorous and nitrogen, to form and evolve.

Statements like this irk me. Would it be too much to ask for "life as we understand it needs other chemicals..."?


Bothered me as well. Should have read "Even with carbon and water, life on Earth needs yaddayaddayadda".

Silicone based life-forms frown on this reporters shenanigans.

img829.imageshack.us
2012-12-04 12:09:10 PM
1 votes:
NASA's earthshaking Mars discovery is finding Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Well, actually, just carbon

They found Han Solo frozen in carbon? That is big news.
2012-12-04 12:08:42 PM
1 votes:
Cabron would be more interesting.
 
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