This article claims a new Martian discovery will soon be revealed by NASA.
“It could be all kinds of things,” said Peter H. Smith, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona who was the principal investigator for NASA’s earlier Phoenix Mars mission but is not involved with Curiosity. “If it’s historic, I think it’s organics. That would be historic in my book.”
That NASA is being tight-lipped about it is not all that “exciting” to me. What’s exciting to NASA isn’t exactly big shakes to the rest of the population, IMHO (and I could very well be wrong…).
Cause we’re all looking for the discovery of alien ruins, fragments of C3PO, or a used Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator…not some perchlorate, or a whole, entire molecule of some “…carbon-based molecules known as organics…” in Martial soil.
But then, a day later…NASA is already backpedaling. Okay, maybe not “historic”…just “interesting.”
Really? Over UFOs, ruins, and an Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?
C’mon, top those, NASA.
- Undisclosed Finding by Mars Rover Fuels Intrigue (nytimes.com)
- NASA Fends Off Mars Organics Rumors (news.discovery.com)
- NASA Downplays “Earthshaking” Discovery on Mars (escapistmagazine.com)