History changing news from Mars?

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    This is very exciting indeed! Plus, I was thinking of repeating the quantuum entanglement experiments that were done in the US and the Canary Islands, using a mars lender, only between mars and earth. And yes, anyone who says that NASA or the ESA are a waste of money, should pay special taxes for using their cell phones or any 21st century electronics.
     
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    You're being played, NASA just wants more money.
     
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    A big "OMG" moment for space enthusiasts may be coming!

    We were certainly excited to read on NPR's website that the Curiosity rover may have discovered something "really interesting." John Grotzinger, principal investigator for the Curiosity rover mission, revealed to NPR that "This data is gonna be one for the history books. It's looking really good."

    The data in question come from soil that was analyzed by an instrument suite on the rover called SAM, the Sample Analysis at Mars. This chemistry set is equipped to look for compounds of carbon, such as methane, as well as hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. These would suggest at least the possibility that life could have once existed there.

    But Grotzinger would not tell NPR exactly what about the latest results could be so "earthshaking" (should we say "Mars-shaking"?). And it will be several weeks before the public may know anything further about the matter, NPR reported. The scientists don't want to say anything prematurely, before they're sure they know what they're seeing.

    Will NASA release Earth- … er, Mars-shaking news? – Light Years - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    Im sure there is something. I am also sure they are wanting money. Considering they got their budget slashed. If it was not for NASA we might not even be talking right now.. SMH
     
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    So long as it doesn't go to GISS they should get more. NASA is responsible for more technical innovation than any other endeavor save war...and NASA's doesn't require the deaths of millions to get it done.
     
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    Yes, I fully understand the accomplishments and history of NASA, formerly NACA.

    This is how Govt agencies lobby for more money, by saying they are "this close" to a major discovery!


    If we only had more money!
     

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