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(BBC-US)   And so it begins: NASA orders Mars rover Perseverance to go on a "walkabout" and climb the river delta, checking for Shadows, and looking for ancient life   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-05-17 8:25:59 AM  
First images already coming back!
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2022-05-17 8:36:50 AM  
Go, little buddy! Go!
 
2022-05-17 8:46:05 AM  
I did not know that Mars rovers got addicted to stims.

/NASA really works its probes.
 
2022-05-17 8:49:28 AM  
Oh, I know this one.   They find "fossilized" (different kind of fossilization because mars has different atmosphere than earth) evidence of life from the time dinosaurs roamed the earth, but all life on Mars went extinct.  Around the same time dinosaurs went extinct.
 
2022-05-17 9:01:29 AM  
In the future, our robot overlords will regard Mars as that graveyard planet where sadistic humans sent helpless innocent robots to die.

That is why they make us work in the mines.
 
2022-05-17 9:11:03 AM  

tdyak: Oh, I know this one.   They find "fossilized" (different kind of fossilization because mars has different atmosphere than earth) evidence of life from the time dinosaurs roamed the earth, but all life on Mars went extinct.  Around the same time dinosaurs went extinct.


The non-avian dinosaurs went extinct fairly recently*. If there was life on Mars that is now extinct, it almost certainly died out long before T. rex did.  Also the delta appears to be a typical delta that formed much like one would on Earth. As river water enters the lake it slows down and drops its load of sediment.

*Recent as s geologist who studies the full history of the Solar System would understand the term. An unimaginable long time ago to most people. Fun fact: No living person is as old in seconds as Earth and Mars are in years.
 
2022-05-17 9:20:32 AM  
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First images coming back now...
 
2022-05-17 9:33:15 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: I did not know that Mars rovers got addicted to stims.

/NASA really works its probes.


It's not addicted! It can quit stims anytime it wants to!
 
2022-05-17 9:36:11 AM  
About farkin time
 
2022-05-17 9:40:53 AM  
"...what kind of life it might have supported."

But not life as we know it.

But not life as we know it.

But not life as we know it.
 
2022-05-17 10:01:43 AM  
Are they planning to look at last weeks door?
 
2022-05-17 11:06:29 AM  

2wolves: "...what kind of life it might have supported."

But not life as we know it.

But not life as we know it.

But not life as we know it.

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2022-05-17 11:25:23 AM  
If it finds a Martian Jenny Agutter, then we'll know they're on to something.
/ Nudity!
 
2022-05-17 4:32:32 PM  

TypoFlyspray: If it finds a Martian Jenny Agutter, then we'll know they're on to something.
/ Nudity!


Either that, or it's time for Carousel!

/Renew!
 
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