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pasbury on 22 Nov 2012
Apparently Curiosity has found something curious but they're not going to tell us what is is just yet:

http://www.npr.org/2012/11/20/165513016/big-news-from-mars-rover-scientists-mum-for-now

What could it be?
balmybaldwin - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Beagle 2 remains?
GrahamD - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Doesn't, in fact, help you work, rest AND play ?
Bulls Crack - on 22 Nov 2012
dale1968 - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: evidence of dry tooling?
ripper - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: gritstone?
abseil on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Russians?
hokkyokusei - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Organic compounds.
ripper - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to hokkyokusei:
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> Organic compounds.

Left by the Russians/Little Green Men who got there first, got caught short and had to take a wild one?
john arran - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

My guess is that it's an ant. From observation in many countries I've concluded that there are more ants on earth than atoms in the universe, so statistically some are bound to have found their way over to Mars. It's probably one of those.
Horse on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Elvis?
GrahamD - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to john arran:

I remember reading a sci fi short story many years ago where basically mars was once poulated by large ants which had made it to earth and evolved to be smaller to cope with gravity.
pebbles - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to john arran: it'll be bleeding midges. Every planet in the universe which ever had the potential for life will have evolved midges.
ripper - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: Hitler?
JMGLondon - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:
Wally?
JJL - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to ripper:

Elvis?
Postmanpat on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

WW2 bomber, the one previously on the moon?
skarabrae - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: keith richards?
Darron - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

I've heard it's Lord Lucan cantering around on Sheregar
pasbury on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to JMGLondon:
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> Wally?

Or Wall-e?
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Darren Jackson - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Absolutely stunning news! Apparently, NASA are poised to announce the discovery of life in the form of an extraterrestrial feline!

A spokesman confirmed that, in the early hours of this morning, the rover found a Martian moggie but, tragically, immediately ran it over... Curiosity literally killed the cat.
mkean - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Darren Jackson:
Curiosity literally killed the cat.

Probably for the best, the latest series of Red Dwarf isn't anything like as good as the earlier stuff.

hokkyokusei - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to ripper:
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> Left by the Russians/Little Green Men who got there first, got caught short and had to take a wild one?

The argument about where the organic compounds came from will rage for decades.
JimboWizbo - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: I just watched Prometheus

GET OUT OF THERE
Orgsm on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but still they come
brokenbanjo - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Boulderers.
deepstar - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: Canals.
puppythedog on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to A Game of Chance: Everyone knows Million to one shots almost always come off.
matthewtraver - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

I've got no idea what it could be but I'm eagerly awaiting. I really hope they aren't a bunch of killjoys and deflate the excitement with some claim that ends up being false or refuted by others in the scientific community. I hope it's some solid evidence. If it rewrites history I will be celebrating for sure. Imagine the impact it could have on the consciousness and beliefs of those who think we are the only beings in our universe(s)... pretty exciting... but I'm not going to get my hopes up just yet... I'll just cross my fingers for now.
stroppygob - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

I wonder if it's the spare car keys I lost the other day. I've looked everywhere else for them.
krikoman - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: They've found the G-spot
Wonko The Sane - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to krikoman:
> (In reply to pasbury) They've found the G-spot

I thought the G Spot was located in shopping malls.
robal - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to ripper: Its probably tick marks on grit, left by the mammut team (they get everywhere), the scientists are so angry about it that they are having to wait a few weeks to calm down before they go public with it.....
mack - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

It'll be a rock...


or a Banksy original =)
ITS on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to mack:
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> It'll be a rock...>

Aye, and I'll bet there's a sodding bolt in it.
verygneiss - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Definitely Illuminati/Masons. Everyone knows they run the solar system.
nniff - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Beagle 2's mission was to place a solitary footprint where Curiosity was due to land and then to go and hide........
Trangia - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Piltdown Man - he emigrated there.
Horatio on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: It's probably a giant face and some pyramids they found in '76, using curiosity as a cover to break it to the sheeple. At least I hope it is <dons tinfoil hat and eagerly awaits news>

elsewhere on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to nniff:
> Beagle 2's mission was to place a solitary footprint where Curiosity was due to land and then to go and hide........

that's one great hop for man...

Philo22 - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: Moon Nazis
skarabrae - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: the smashed up remains of beagle 2 & an empty bottle of lambrini!
Tom Last - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

I reckon it's one of Si O'Connor's V14s, in the Outer Outer Hebrides - grade confirmed apparently.
subalpine - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: probably organics. i'm curious to know why Curiosity has no life detection equipment like Viking..
Orgsm on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Is it the black cat in the black box?
Wide_Mouth_Frog - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to A Game of Chance:
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> Is it the black cat in the black box?

Yes and No......Oh sorry, wrong cat!
Paul Hy - on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury: the soup kitchen.
johnj on 24 Nov 2012 - 94.197.176.210.threembb.co.uk
In reply to pasbury:

I've already posted this on here under its name, however the obscurity obscures the obscure......... trash TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYlskaysAvA
Orgsm on 24 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Is it thunderbird 3?
richyfenn on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to pasbury:

Transformers!
skarabrae - on 25 Nov 2012
ripper - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to Wide_Mouth_Frog:
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> Yes and No......Oh sorry, wrong cat!

excellent feedline/punchline work there chaps :)

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