Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:44 PM
n2doc (37,801 posts)
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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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:27 PM
eppur_se_muova (23,700 posts)
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.