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Barsoomer


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PostPosted: August 9, 2016 1:59 AM 

We seem to have something of a catch-22 here: we are in a race against time to discover life before Mars is irretrievably contaminated, but yet we are avoiding going to the best sites for that purpose for fear we may contaminate them.

And there is a perverse incentive for water denial to avoid the attention of Planetary Protection.

Kye Goodwin


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PostPosted: August 9, 2016 10:09 AM 

PaulScottAnderson, re your 37, Thanks very much for posting that Wired article. Wow! A few people have started to notice all the slope activity right in front of Curiosity. I've tried to post a comment to Wired that summarizes the slide and streak record from all three rover sites. Its amazing that this "got out" through some nutty UFO site when all that Mars scientists had to do to discover it was look at their own images. If they had been looking all along the streaks in Endurance Crater would have been discovered more than 10 years ago.

Faceless


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PostPosted: August 10, 2016 9:35 AM 

Ooids drilled out of "Marimba"?
[link]

Faceless


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PostPosted: August 23, 2016 8:38 AM 

Mars microbes built ooid homes with cement?
[link]

Faceless


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PostPosted: August 24, 2016 2:29 AM 

Were the following formed by nature?
[link]

Faceless


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PostPosted: August 27, 2016 11:47 PM 

Martian Ooids Unrecognized for over 3 Years:
http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0158MH0075001000E1_DXXX&s=158
http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0154MH0001710000101524R01_DXXX&s=154


Faceless


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PostPosted: August 31, 2016 5:11 AM 

More and more ooids found on Mars:
[link]

Faceless


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PostPosted: September 4, 2016 2:45 AM 

Spherical Sands Are Usually Microbe-Made Ooids:
[link]

Faceless


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PostPosted: September 4, 2016 3:03 AM 

Did Modern Microbes Form These Ooids on Mars?
[link]

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: September 7, 2016 10:47 PM 

RSLs near Curi

I saw this link to a Nature article on USF.

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: September 7, 2016 11:57 PM 

Planetary Protection Debate

at this year's Mars Society Convention. Will be streamed when it occurs. (See above link for details.)

Paul Scott Anderson


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PostPosted: September 9, 2016 8:14 PM 

The banding on the rock left of centre is interesting.

Kye Goodwin


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PostPosted: September 9, 2016 9:21 PM 

Barsoomer, re your 50, Thanks, Wow, Great! Suddenly there are dozens of RSL sites within a short distance of Curi. I count 27 on that map within 15 km. They don't know the half of it yet I'm afraid. Curi has already been within a few meters of several hundred of these. These scientists (as depicted) seem so set in their thinking. They are going to be really disappointed when they get to one of these larger sites and there's no water, just like there's no water at all the hundreds of small sites. Still, there's a chance that all this will all come to a head within a year or two if Curi stays healthy and at least a few scientists can shake off their enchantment by water.


LWS


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PostPosted: September 10, 2016 8:04 AM 

Kye;

There is more hard as well as circumstantial evidence that points to water (albiet small quantities) than to absence of water.

Winston

john radogno


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PostPosted: September 10, 2016 5:41 PM 

Paul, I had read a report that that the curi team looks for fossilized ripples from a time when the planet had a very different atmoshere as a eay of helping them establish when the changes happened. The piece you found may be an example.

LWS


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PostPosted: September 10, 2016 7:09 PM 

test

Paul Scott Anderson


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PostPosted: September 11, 2016 1:47 AM 

John, could be. I was looking at the image again though and it may just be shadows from vertical ridges on the rock? Not sure.

LWS


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PostPosted: September 14, 2016 7:34 AM 

There are a lot of new images from sol 1459 that could expand the debate on the mineral veins as well as the possibility of flows emerging from cracks and crevices in rock laminae and the source of weathering of those laminae.

Here's just one of them:

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: September 14, 2016 7:39 AM 

Here's a 3D xeyed image of what might be several of Faceless' Ooids from yesterday's curi releases.

Winston

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