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(NBC News)   Curiosity rover on Mars is shown studying rocks, soil, a flower. Wait....what?   (photoblog.nbcnews.com) divider line 4
    More: Weird, Mars Probes, Mars Science Laboratory, camera system, raw image  
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2013-01-04 03:44:52 PM  
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The most boring and mundane explanation I can think of is that it is an inclusion of quartz-type rock, possibly deposited by flowing water which carried it from elsewhere.

The least boring and mundane explanation that explains why it is bright, shiney, somewhat pearly and oddly-shaped is that it is a fossil shell. Now that would be news. It would prove that Mars had a lot of water, that it about a billion years or so of life and that some of the life evolved parallel to Earth life at least as far as corals or molluscs.

I think it would be very worthwile to winkle that pearly object out of the rock and see if it is geological or biological in origin. I wish they would discover Mars life already. I hate being kept on tenterhooks for thirty years or more.

I imagine that we'd be off to Mars in a jiff if they found a seashell there. Clams can be far more valuable than diamonds if you are hungry. Mars Oysters might have Mars pearls, one of which would easily be the most valuable rock in the known universe.

To hell with diamonds! I want a baroque Mars pearl the size of my thumb.

If they find one they can name it the "Great Gazoo" and it would be the coolest thing ever.
2013-01-04 10:25:40 AM  
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cutullus: Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds


What, you think we will have a manned Mars mission in our lifetime if it isn't diamonds?


De Beers has plenty here.
2013-01-04 10:19:10 AM  
1 votes:
Martian fire flowers?
2013-01-04 10:12:35 AM  
1 votes:
Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds
Please let it be diamonds


What, you think we will have a manned Mars mission in our lifetime if it isn't diamonds?
 
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