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Thread: OT: Mars rover has discovered.....What?

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    Default OT: Mars rover has discovered.....What?

    So, now we wait...

    Yesterday Mars Science Laboratory principal investigator John Grotzinger set the entire space science world abuzz with a tantalizing promise of “earthshaking” news on the horizon — literally “one for the history books,” as he put it in an interview with NPR. It seems one of Curiosity’s main science tools, the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, has discovered… something… within recently-gathered samples, possibly in windblown-material scooped at a site called “Rocknest” earlier this month.
    http://www.universetoday.com/98599/i-am-sam/
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    McDonald's wrapper, no doubt...

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    Supermarket trolley ?
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    Let's speculate, and I don't mean just "life". What exactly might they have found in wind blown soil samples that is "Earthshaking"?
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    Amino acids?

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    Amino acids are everywhere, even floating in space. All you have to do to make them is mix up a little oxygen, nitrogen and carbon with some water and run an electric charge such as lightning through the mix.

    I will give what I think is the most "earthshaking" thing I can think of. You were close but not quite. How about fragments of DNA?


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    Alan Shepard's golf ball from the moon?

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    DNA fragments would be an amazing discovery. I thought maybe small fossils?
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    Alien junk food wrappers. some weekend campers never clean up after themselfs.

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    Jimmy Hoffa's on Mars?
    I knew the teamsters were powerful, but jeeze.

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