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(Huffington Post)   Shiny object seen by Curiosity rover on Mars turns out to "a rock that the wind has sculpted into an interesting shape", according to NASA. Which is what they want you to believe   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 24
    More: Followup, Mars Science Laboratory, NASA, shiny objects, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, science experiments, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, HiRISE, Science Mission Directorate  
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2013-02-13 07:20:29 AM
That is clearly an alien foot.  Or a head, depending on what kind of alien it is.
 
2013-02-13 09:25:15 AM
If only there was something that could take a closer look at it.
 
2013-02-13 09:40:34 AM
i1151.photobucket.com
CUT! Dammit, Hank - your spittoon is in the shot!

Excuse me! I can't smoke with this f**kin' helmet on.
 
2013-02-13 09:59:29 AM
Damnit, NASA.

Quit playing around with your drill, and go get a closer look at that thing.
 
2013-02-13 10:37:47 AM
It is really a street light
 
2013-02-13 10:45:40 AM
I'm sure they've already taken a closer look.

They do the same thing with their rovers as they do with all their other stuff: use them constantly, and out of the thousands of pictures and activities they select one to share with the public each week, or even month.

And if we keep finding unusual things in the pictures they're kind enough to share, we may get even less pictures. That will show us.
 
2013-02-13 10:56:57 AM
www.troll.me
 
2013-02-13 11:10:56 AM
i have a friend i thought was pretty smart until he recently told me to start listening to Zecharia Sitchen on youtube that and he is a DRRONPAUL fan,
 
2013-02-13 11:39:22 AM
It's part of a Prothean ruin!
 
2013-02-13 11:59:10 AM
There's no one out there, Rimmer. Just you and me and a lot of floatin' smeggin' rocks!

i1262.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-13 12:38:32 PM

TNel: [www.troll.me image 553x484]


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-13 12:52:17 PM
Gearshift from a '58 'Vette
www.feoamante.com
 
2013-02-13 01:28:45 PM
Great out of focus distance shot. Someone doesn't know how to zoom one of the ~15 cameras?

So far we've got;

Hawaii like dirt composition
Tons of evidence of once flowing water
Glowing rock
Metal rock
Organic compounds

Nothing to see here folks, move along. Certainly no life on this planet that would impact the view of billions of religious people.

Lets keep not searching for life on Mars too, great work. Good thing we landed far away from any of the locations known to have concentrations of methane so we couldn't detect any. That hampers the flow of information for a little bit until someone actually compares the areas of high concentration to where curiosity is and realizes the instrument really isn't sensitive enough.
 
2013-02-13 01:43:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-13 02:13:47 PM

J. Frank Parnell: I'm sure they've already taken a closer look.

They do the same thing with their rovers as they do with all their other stuff: use them constantly, and out of the thousands of pictures and activities they select one to share with the public each week, or even month.

And if we keep finding unusual things in the pictures they're kind enough to share, we may get even less pictures. That will show us.


They put (as far as I'm aware) almost if not all of their raw photos online for anyone to look at:
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/
 
2013-02-13 02:30:48 PM

bigmoneygrip: It's part of a Prothean ruin!


Came for this.  Thanks.
 
2013-02-13 03:22:11 PM
farking liars.
 
2013-02-13 03:58:29 PM
justtray

Nothing to see here folks, move along. Certainly no life on this planet that would impact the view of billions of religious people.

www.upl.co

Lets keep not searching for life on Mars too, great work. Good thing we landed far away from any of the locations known to have concentrations of methane so we couldn't detect any.

farm3.static.flickr.com

"Curiosity is not a life detection mission,"
"We're not actually looking for life; we don't have the ability to detect life if it was there."
--- John Grotzinger, project scientist for NASA's Curiosity mission.
 
2013-02-13 04:06:58 PM

OnlyM3: "We're not actually looking for life; we don't have the ability to detect life if it was there."
--- John Grotzinger, project scientist for NASA's Curiosity mission.


Well, I'm sure if a six-foot tall wild-eyed maniac martian walked up to the rover, NASA would probably be able to detect it.

/Has the rover paid its dues?
 
2013-02-13 04:09:02 PM

OnlyM3: justtray

Nothing to see here folks, move along. Certainly no life on this planet that would impact the view of billions of religious people.
[www.upl.co image 500x391]

Lets keep not searching for life on Mars too, great work. Good thing we landed far away from any of the locations known to have concentrations of methane so we couldn't detect any.
[farm3.static.flickr.com image 320x240]

"Curiosity is not a life detection mission,"
"We're not actually looking for life; we don't have the ability to detect life if it was there."
--- John Grotzinger, project scientist for NASA's Curiosity mission.


Except they do, and they did.

Lets expand further into how incorrect that quote is. If I take a picture of my dog, have I detected life? How about a video of him moving around?

But lets take them at their word, they're just looking for evidence life once existed. Great, so why are they ignoring every random weird thing that could be related to life existing. Weird glowing rocks, detection of organic compounds, random metalic like object sticking out of the ground.

Better yet, why are the results of these tests not being put online so that independent ameteur and professional scientists can review themselves?

And I was just listing a motive for those whose only answer to these questions is, "why would they cover anything up?" The additional motive from DoD would be strategically valuable information.
 
2013-02-13 08:18:50 PM
th01.deviantart.net
 
2013-02-13 09:08:24 PM

JolobinSmokin: i have a friend i thought was pretty smart until he recently told me to start listening to Zecharia Sitchen on youtube that and he is a DRRONPAUL fan,


He probably thought you were pretty smart as well until he realized you automatically thought he was dumb for being a Ron Paul supporter. Could be worse. At least it wasn't Romney.
 
2013-02-14 10:30:50 PM
It is obviously the finger from a T1000 that misjudged the time travel and landed on Mars in the distant past, eventually being buried by dust and rock.

/This happens more frequently thank you would imagine.
//Still wants Sarah Connor, though
 
2013-02-15 10:44:44 AM
Stop guessing as to what that thing is.

Drive over there and check it out.
 
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