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2021-05-06 3:11:47 PM  
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2021-05-06 3:22:05 PM  
Neat photo, gonna need more than that though.
 
2021-05-06 3:33:26 PM  

kudayta: Neat photo, gonna need more than that though.


No no. That, unsubstantiated claims, and wild speculation is all that's necessary.
 
2021-05-06 3:36:15 PM  
I'd say that mars has mushrooms.  The photos in the actual paper the article links to are pretty conclusive.
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat​i​on/351252619_Fungi_on_Mars_Evidence_of​_Growth_and_Behavior_From_Sequential_I​mages

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2021-05-06 3:36:15 PM  
Unlikely tag has been hitting those special mushrooms a little hard.
 
2021-05-06 3:39:21 PM  

anuran: Unlikely tag has been hitting those special mushrooms a little hard.


.... but if it's true. Damn. That would be the best and most important science news since I can't even imagine.
 
2021-05-06 3:44:24 PM  
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2021-05-06 3:48:25 PM  
trippy
 
2021-05-06 3:49:48 PM  
WTF is this made up shiat doing under the STEM tab? What's pictured is crystalline hematite AKA Martian Spherules. There are numerous non-organic ways those can form.
 
2021-05-06 3:55:59 PM  
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2021-05-06 4:00:11 PM  
Strange that NASA did not announce it themselves, unless of course these "scientists" are full of it.

/And if they had a good case, they could have found a prestigious journal to publish in or at least a well known one.

//There a lot of phony journals that claim to be peer reviewed, but will publish when the check clears. I don't know that that is the case here, but crap occasionally gets published in top journals and loads of batshiat is published by mediocre ones.
 
2021-05-06 4:07:36 PM  
Mushrooms go well with potatoes.  Just sayin.
 
2021-05-06 4:08:38 PM  
Advances in Microbiology is a low-impact open access journal put out by Scientific Research Publishing, a predatory publisher. It's a step up from the Daily Mail, but not a terribly big step.
 
2021-05-06 4:30:42 PM  

FrancoFile: Mushrooms go well with potatoes.  Just sayin.



Mars' moons look like potatoes!!!


/checkmate atheists
 
2021-05-06 4:51:30 PM  
Tiny mushrooms on Mars? That's why Trump wanted to create Space Force! He's looking for relatives.
 
2021-05-06 5:02:51 PM  
Read through the paper and it is just a conspiracy theorist pretending to be academic. The primary author has been shilling this same nonsense for years.

Pareidolia and the Denial of Diverse Evidence of Martian Life
Nearly three dozen scientists with a history of major peer reviewed scientific accomplishment have found evidence indicative of Martian biology. Diverse, putative, biological specimens resembling lichens, fungi, algae and open cone apertures for the venting of oxygen produced via photosynthesis have also been photographed in close proximity to one another.

However, these and other reports of biological specimens have been ignored by NASA and dismissed as "illusions" or a form of pareidolia. Instead, these life-like specimens are attributed entirely to minerals and abiogenic geological activity including wind, weathering, mud volcanoes, geysers and sublimating ice and melting carbon dioxide.

Conversely, it has been argued that those promoting abiotic explanations are also suffering from "pareidolia", a consequence of group and institutional peer pressure to enforce conformity of thought as best illustrated by the parable of the "Emperor's New Suit." As demonstrated experimentally, peer pressure and the need to conform are so powerful that those affected are unable to accurately see what is right before their eyes."


Yeah..

anuran: Advances in Microbiology is a low-impact open access journal put out by Scientific Research Publishing, a predatory publisher. It's a step up from the Daily Mail, but not a terribly big step.


It's a step up from the primary author's own journal..
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2021-05-06 5:05:54 PM  
Maybe techs for the Insight Lander or Curiosity Rover carried spores to work on a shoe or cuff.
 
2021-05-06 5:10:08 PM  

lurkey: Maybe techs for the Insight Lander or Curiosity Rover carried spores to work on a shoe or cuff.


I blame Stanley Kubrick.
 
2021-05-06 5:26:38 PM  

DarnoKonrad: trippy


'No, man, it's not the Martian fungus that's trippy, perhaps it is the way that we perceive it that is indeed trippy.'

/man, I should've just said "Yeah"
 
2021-05-06 5:27:56 PM  
*with apologies to Mitch's corpse
 
2021-05-06 5:44:30 PM  
Wait, are you trying to tell me a guy with a glamor shot this good might not be a legit scientist??? 

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2021-05-06 5:55:12 PM  
Is Futurism a rag? Because it reads like a rag.
 
2021-05-06 6:14:47 PM  

pheelix: WTF is this made up shiat doing under the STEM tab? What's pictured is crystalline hematite AKA Martian Spherules. There are numerous non-organic ways those can form.


No, it's Becky
 
2021-05-06 7:29:05 PM  
This is a soft opening for the 'Life on Other Planets Exists' store.

They are trying to quell panic amongst the soon-to-be obsolete 'In God's Image' costume shoppe
 
2021-05-06 8:07:03 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Strange that NASA did not announce it themselves, unless of course these "scientists" are full of it.

/And if they had a good case, they could have found a prestigious journal to publish in or at least a well known one.

//There a lot of phony journals that claim to be peer reviewed, but will publish when the check clears. I don't know that that is the case here, but crap occasionally gets published in top journals and loads of batshiat is published by mediocre ones.


The same reason they didn't two years ago, when this first started making the rounds.

https://www.iflscience.com/space/mush​r​ooms-on-mars-controversial-paper-claim​s-evidence-fungi-and-microbes-live-on-​mars-today/

Until it's confirmed, no major space agency will comment on it.
 
2021-05-06 11:32:06 PM  
Oh sure, Futurism is credible.

I remember reading a copy sitting on a filing cabinet in the late 1980's. It claimed that by the year 2000, all heavy industry on Earth would be moved into low orbit. Sure, billions of tons of equipment, people and raw materials were going to be moved into space and moving back and forth every day in just 10-15 years. Obviously, that never happened because it wasn't physically possible.
 
2021-05-07 12:23:07 AM  
Mars is Optera? Oh Fark. The Invid were closer than we thought.
 
2021-05-07 2:15:42 AM  
Those are the "blueberries" that the probes have been seeing all over place where water accumulated. We have them in earth. They are a product of multiple wet/dry spells in saline and iron rich water I believe.
 
2021-05-07 5:22:10 AM  

paulleah: Those are the "blueberries" that the probes have been seeing all over place where water accumulated. We have them in earth. They are a product of multiple wet/dry spells in saline and iron rich water I believe.


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2021-05-07 9:16:49 AM  
 
2021-05-07 9:17:59 AM  
Exoplanet facials for everyone!

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2021-05-07 9:18:24 AM  

Destructor: kudayta: Neat photo, gonna need more than that though.

No no. That, unsubstantiated claims, and wild speculation is all that's necessary.


This guy gets it.
 
2021-05-07 9:21:18 AM  

pheelix: WTF is this made up shiat doing under the STEM tab? What's pictured is crystalline hematite AKA Martian Spherules. There are numerous non-organic ways those can form.


No it's becky.

/wat?
 
2021-05-07 10:59:19 AM  

SpectroBoy: Destructor: kudayta: Neat photo, gonna need more than that though.

No no. That, unsubstantiated claims, and wild speculation is all that's necessary.

This guy gets it.


That's all that's necessary..........

..............For fark! :-)
 
2021-05-07 3:28:37 PM  

SpectroBoy: pheelix: WTF is this made up shiat doing under the STEM tab? What's pictured is crystalline hematite AKA Martian Spherules. There are numerous non-organic ways those can form.

No it's becky.

/wat?


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2021-05-07 5:29:38 PM  
How does anything grow in below zero temps?
 
2021-05-07 5:42:23 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Oh sure, Futurism is credible.

I remember reading a copy sitting on a filing cabinet in the late 1980's. It claimed that by the year 2000, all heavy industry on Earth would be moved into low orbit. Sure, billions of tons of equipment, people and raw materials were going to be moved into space and moving back and forth every day in just 10-15 years. Obviously, that never happened because it wasn't physically possible.


Jules Verne chuckles quietly
Yeah, they get some things wrong, especially if you read it in Popular Mechanics.
 
2021-05-07 9:05:45 PM  

Kinan: How does anything grow in below zero temps?


Antifreeze?

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