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Re: Mars Curiosity Thread.
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2018, 10:09:44 PM »
We lost one rover, but extra time out of the other two made up for it.

I wonder what the planning sessions for their extra time went, like how they prioritized the science they wanted to do.

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Re: Mars Curiosity Thread.
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2018, 08:29:21 AM »
We lost one rover, but extra time out of the other two made up for it.

I wonder what the planning sessions for their extra time went, like how they prioritized the science they wanted to do.
It would be very interesting to be a fly on the wall for many NASA meetings.
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Re: Mars Curiosity Thread.
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2018, 04:06:27 PM »
We lost one rover, but extra time out of the other two made up for it.

I wonder what the planning sessions for their extra time went, like how they prioritized the science they wanted to do.
It would be very interesting to be a fly on the wall for many NASA meetings.

They don't allow flies in there. Very sanitary, from what I could tell on my visit.

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Re: Mars Curiosity Thread.
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2018, 12:51:51 AM »

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Re: Mars Curiosity Thread.
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2018, 11:38:08 PM »
Well whoopee, astronomers have discovered a new star or some sort of object that is the farther from the earth than any other object in the catalogues. Some nine billion light years away.  It is catalogued as MACS J1149.   The astronomers are calling it Icarus. Yeahhhhh, I am almost  famous but kind of far out.

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Re: Mars Curiosity Thread.
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2018, 01:50:48 AM »
Well whoopee, astronomers have discovered a new star or some sort of object that is the farther from the earth than any other object in the catalogues. Some nine billion light years away.  It is catalogued as MACS J1149.   The astronomers are calling it Icarus. Yeahhhhh, I am almost  famous but kind of far out.

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Re: Mars Curiosity Thread.
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2018, 10:02:40 PM »
NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planet’s surface and subsurface.

The new findings – “tough” organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks near the surface, as well as seasonal variations in the levels of methane in the atmosphere – appear in the June 8 edition of the journal Science.
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