Sol 66 Interesting Rock

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PostPosted: February 21, 2013 2:55 AM 


I wonder if you fine folks would share opinions regarding this interesting find in Sol 66 posted at:


J. Chris Campbell

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PostPosted: February 21, 2013 1:29 PM 

I had seen that rock, I thing there are several things that best scenario are fossills that got dislogged when the area was hit by a massive body. Since that is all we can really hope for then to think we would find a completely in-tact fossil is going to be wishful thinking. Even a fossile that was once in-tach is most like likely scattered here and there. Maybe the next rover will land on some mostly untouched land and have the capability to flip rocks over and go underground more than 6cm.

Dana Johnson

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PostPosted: February 22, 2013 12:48 PM 

The strongest examples of suggestive shapes and graphic patterns are given a shoulder shrug by most science trained persons. Even those which were indisputable by most all persons standards on this blog were scoffed at by many. Detailed proof will just barely be accommodated by those bent upon denial, it seems.
Fortunately, use of selective exhibition of items is valuable in both refuting simply suggestive items and limiting the evidence to well ordered patterned and worthy objects.
Do you see some details that show a fossil pattern, or is this a suggestion of parallel lines and a few crossing ridges as a crushed bone collection?
Others have shown complete shell patterns and cone shapes and even papilliform(fingerprint type) surface texture of dust on rocks, yet NASA and the science pro's are apparently unimpressed as yet.
I liked the video clip style, and will take a look at the days images of Sol 66. Thanks for the work and link. Always interested here.


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PostPosted: March 9, 2013 1:21 AM 

Thanks DJ, I am untrained for sure but it's nice to find those interesting ones and glad that I am not the only one that see them. I wonder if you have seen the images from sol 17. If that implied skull is not the most bizarre ever I am not sure what else could be, still waiting for the color images to be released.


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PostPosted: March 9, 2013 1:50 AM 

Chris, I think that MSL will find one that even the trained ones won't be able to disregard that easily. I imagine either they lack manpower to review each image properly or are blinded by science that they lack curiosity and imagination. At any rate, even if MSL could flip rocks or dig, if they can't see the unusual ones it wouldn't make a difference.


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PostPosted: March 11, 2013 3:12 PM 

I think we should be looking within the rocks, not underneath them. From a NASA policy paper on Mars (2009):

"Direct evidence of life might not beeverywhere on the surface (the premise of the Viking) but biosignatures could still
be present, within the rocks at shallow depth."

Life within rocks = endoliths

So, they drilled into a rock. Now they're having a press conference. Gee, I wonder what they might have found?

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