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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:44 PM

Everybody Chill, NASA Says: No Martian Organics Found



Relax everyone. There are no little green men or even a hint of organics on Mars… not yet, anyway.

“Everybody, chill,” Tweeted the Curiosity rover today. “After careful analysis, there are no Martian organics in recent samples.”

Rumor and speculation abounded (and yes, we admit being part of that) after an interview with Mars Science Laboratory scientist John Grotzinger indicated something “earth-shaking” could be announced soon. “This data is gonna be one for the history books. It’s looking really good,” Grotzinger was quoted by NPR.

Over a week later, NASA finally issued a statement that “speculation that there are major new findings from the mission at this early stage are incorrect,” and said that a news conference from the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on Monday, December 3 will be an update about first use of the rover’s full array of analytical instruments to investigate a drift of sandy soil.


Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/98717/everybody-chill-nasa-says-no-martian-organics-found/

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n2doc Nov 2012 OP
Control-Z Nov 2012 #1
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2012 #2
IAMTHEFISH Nov 2012 #3
Javaman Nov 2012 #4
Ter Nov 2012 #5
eppur_se_muova Nov 2012 #6

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:00 PM

1. Dang.

I would so love to hear that Martians were found!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:09 PM

2. I was really hoping to find Marvin

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:10 PM

3. LOL

took the words right out of my mouth!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:04 AM

4. NASA really needs to improve their PR. nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:18 PM

5. Is anyone surprised?

 

Next time they should say what they found right away before someone tells them to keep quiet.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:27 PM

6. Funny things happen when usually cautious scientists are interviewed.

Glenn Seaborg announced the discovery of two new man-made elements on the TV show "Quiz Kids" in response to a question from one of the kids; he was due to make the official announcement just a couple of weeks later at an ACS meeting.

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