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2022-05-11 2:09:00 AM  
Whoa. That's a pretty regular rectangular shaped opening in a spot that shouldn't have regular rectangular spaced openings.
 
2022-05-11 2:35:17 AM  
Very weird. It would be nice if we could tell Curiosity to check that out but I understand it's a sentient being now and takes no orders.

/ At least according to an XKCD comic I keep seeing.
 
2022-05-11 2:51:36 AM  

CrazyCurt: Very weird. It would be nice if we could tell Curiosity to check that out but I understand it's a sentient being now and takes no orders.

/ At least according to an XKCD comic I keep seeing.


No, that's Becky
 
2022-05-11 2:56:48 AM  
farking Morlocks
 
2022-05-11 3:10:13 AM  
Shale/Slate type rock layers, weird tectonics.
 
2022-05-11 3:19:13 AM  
Watch out, Jamie. There are Ice Warriors down there.
 
2022-05-11 3:48:26 AM  
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Holy sh*t, I actually can tell by the pixels!
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2022-05-11 4:07:07 AM  
Avid readers of kickass modern British Space Opera will be reminded of Ozzie Isaacs greeting Wilson Kime on Mars:

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"Hai!  What's going on on this planet?  Want a shortcut home?"

Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton -- the first book in the Commonwealth Saga.

(Good read!  Hamilton loves setting up complex interstellar civilizations, then smashing them to bits with existential threats.)

/not a spoiler, it's the prologue
 
2022-05-11 4:09:22 AM  
Were you raised in a Martian barn? Close the Martian door!
 
2022-05-11 4:10:05 AM  
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2022-05-11 4:29:08 AM  

bughunter: Avid readers of kickass modern British Space Opera will be reminded of Ozzie Isaacs greeting Wilson Kime on Mars:

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"Hai!  What's going on on this planet?  Want a shortcut home?"

Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton -- the first book in the Commonwealth Saga.

(Good read!  Hamilton loves setting up complex interstellar civilizations, then smashing them to bits with existential threats.)

/not a spoiler, it's the prologue


You didn't mention the enzyme bonded concrete.
 
2022-05-11 5:36:19 AM  
I knew it!
 
2022-05-11 5:44:59 AM  
if i squint really hard i can definitely see what is clearly and unequivocally a face peeking out of that doorway.
 
2022-05-11 6:33:17 AM  
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2022-05-11 6:55:53 AM  

bughunter: Avid readers of kickass modern British Space Opera will be reminded of Ozzie Isaacs greeting Wilson Kime on Mars:

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"Hai!  What's going on on this planet?  Want a shortcut home?"

Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton -- the first book in the Commonwealth Saga.

(Good read!  Hamilton loves setting up complex interstellar civilizations, then smashing them to bits with existential threats.)

/not a spoiler, it's the prologue


Is Bob Ross really capable of painting a portal to Mars like that though?

Roger Zelazny already explored that in Nine Princes.

Still happy to see Bob rocking the fro and the smock though!
 
2022-05-11 6:58:15 AM  
Better call up Karl Urban. its time to hunt some cyberdemons
 
2022-05-11 7:07:24 AM  
I wonder if anyone would even want to try wheeling a rover in there. Seems generally risky between potential for a cave-in (assuming it's all that deep and not just a surface irregularity,) and potential signal attenuation.
 
2022-05-11 7:08:21 AM  
Suppose it could also be smaller than my think bits are insisting it is.
 
2022-05-11 7:10:24 AM  
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2022-05-11 7:18:59 AM  

Nullav: Suppose it could also be smaller than my think bits are insisting it is.


Adding a mention of scale would have been nice.
 
2022-05-11 7:25:40 AM  
Wait, are those footprints in the sand going in?
 
2022-05-11 7:52:40 AM  

incendi: Wait, are those footprints in the sand going in?


There is only one set, because I was carrying you.

It would be nice to know size and at what angle it's looking at the "hole".  Is it possibly a tool mark from the rover itself?
 
2022-05-11 7:56:01 AM  
Only one set of footprints.. Hmmm.
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2022-05-11 8:04:15 AM  
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2022-05-11 8:05:01 AM  

bughunter: Avid readers of kickass modern British Space Opera will be reminded of Ozzie Isaacs greeting Wilson Kime on Mars:

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"Hai!  What's going on on this planet?  Want a shortcut home?"

Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton -- the first book in the Commonwealth Saga.

(Good read!  Hamilton loves setting up complex interstellar civilizations, then smashing them to bits with existential threats.)

/not a spoiler, it's the prologue


I dunno, I was thinking of going back a little further.

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2022-05-11 8:11:46 AM  
Relax everyone. It's just Carl, the Guardian of Forever. He uses Mars to store his hats.
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2022-05-11 8:14:25 AM  

I_am_lying: Relax everyone. It's just Carl, the Guardian of Forever. He uses Mars to store his hats.
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Replace Carl with Bernie Sanders...
 
2022-05-11 9:16:46 AM  
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2022-05-11 9:31:14 AM  
I think there was a Larry Niven story about mankind finding a gravity-wave signal generator on Mars.  This reminds me of that.
 
2022-05-11 9:54:31 AM  
That would be a sick album cover for a black metal band
 
2022-05-11 10:03:57 AM  
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My God,... it's full of stars.
 
2022-05-11 10:17:19 AM  
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2022-05-11 10:40:04 AM  
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2022-05-11 11:09:31 AM  

krispos42: I think there was a Larry Niven story about mankind finding a gravity-wave signal generator on Mars.  This reminds me of that.


IIRC, that one had a fun "oopsie!" twist to it.
 
2022-05-11 11:24:52 AM  
Well, that was fun.
 
2022-05-11 11:36:51 AM  
Is the rock in foreground left maybe connected to the hole?  Maybe a blowout by suddenly-sublimating ice or somesuch smart-sounding shiat?
 
2022-05-11 1:07:31 PM  
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2022-05-11 1:15:26 PM  

hubiestubert: bughunter: Avid readers of kickass modern British Space Opera will be reminded of Ozzie Isaacs greeting Wilson Kime on Mars:

[Fark user image 850x637]

"Hai!  What's going on on this planet?  Want a shortcut home?"

Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton -- the first book in the Commonwealth Saga.

(Good read!  Hamilton loves setting up complex interstellar civilizations, then smashing them to bits with existential threats.)

/not a spoiler, it's the prologue

I dunno, I was thinking of going back a little further.

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"Dr. Jesse Evelyn Ramsbotham, to the White Courtesy Phone!"
 
2022-05-11 1:17:46 PM  
It's an MCRN storage depot.

Or an access tunnel to a ShadowShip.

Take yer pick.

(Me, I'd take an MI Marauder Suit, not a pick...)
 
2022-05-11 1:21:57 PM  

krispos42: I think there was a Larry Niven story about mankind finding a gravity-wave signal generator on Mars.  This reminds me of that.


Anyone here remember the old short story "The Holes Around Mars", by Jerome Bixby?

Apparently, someone did it as an audiobook...

The Holes Around Mars ♦ By Jerome Bixby ♦ Science Fiction ♦ Full Audiobook
Youtube uzJqoiI2Vgo
 
2022-05-11 1:52:21 PM  
I'd watch for anyone coming out of that doorway.  "Longer than you think, Dad!"
 
2022-05-11 3:21:18 PM  
Streetlamp.
 
2022-05-11 3:43:26 PM  
Move along, nothing to see here...
 
2022-05-11 4:35:41 PM  
Here's a zoomable gigipan view. At the top, a little less than half way from the left.

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/229311
 
2022-05-11 4:37:42 PM  

Harlee: Here's a zoomable gigipan view. At the top, a little less than half way from the left.

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/229311


Be patient. It takes a while to load.
 
2022-05-11 5:06:02 PM  

Harlee: Here's a zoomable gigipan view. At the top, a little less than half way from the left.

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/229311


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Pretty cool. While I can see from the surrounding area where this can naturally occur, I'm sure it's signs of past life on Mars. Because that is so much more interesting to speculate, and form conspiracies.
 
2022-05-11 10:44:36 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Harlee: Here's a zoomable gigipan view. At the top, a little less than half way from the left.

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/229311

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Pretty cool. While I can see from the surrounding area where this can naturally occur, I'm sure it's signs of past life on Mars. Because that is so much more interesting to speculate, and form conspiracies.


That's the cave where they buried Jesus when he was there.
Of course, he died of aids when he was there. He still is claustrophobic as fark, and rolled that rock away, and left, completely cured.
Then, right before he left the planet, and reduced all living things to ashes (did I mention they sealed a claustrophobic magician in a cave?) He hoisted the last vessel of water on the planet, and said "To Bill Brasky!"
Then vanished as the fire ball eclipse began.
 
2022-05-12 1:26:43 AM  

bughunter: Avid readers of kickass modern British Space Opera will be reminded of Ozzie Isaacs greeting Wilson Kime on Mars:

[Fark user image 850x637]

"Hai!  What's going on on this planet?  Want a shortcut home?"

Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton -- the first book in the Commonwealth Saga.

(Good read!  Hamilton loves setting up complex interstellar civilizations, then smashing them to bits with existential threats.)

/not a spoiler, it's the prologue


oh no

not that sh*tty SH*TTY cover art


I read that in paperback several times and while it was written competently enough, the plotting was off and continued to be off. I was finally so bloody irritated with it getting worse on every re-read that I razored it to death and just kept Ozzie's stuff.
 
2022-05-12 1:34:06 AM  

Kittypie070: not that sh*tty SH*TTY cover art


That's shiatty cover art?

I thought it was shiatty fan art.
 
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