Microscopic images from Mars!

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Fucking amazing. There's no limit to the awesome power of collaborative human science.
     
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    cambaprecoz Well-Known Member

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    I knew it would be you D_C! Always bringing us this cool Mars news!
    Man, I wonder how much until we finally land on it!
     
  4. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Other than the fact we were able to take a microscopic image, what's so special about this? It's just dirt.
     
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    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    Seriously? It's martian dirt. That's what's so special about it. The fact that if anything in that dirt resembles life at all it will add to our knowledge in an instant. Not only life, but what it's made out of at the microscopic level will also tell us things about the planet that we previously didn't know.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    those pics look a bit like the pizza i had a Twist's place.
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Well, one interesting thing about it is that it is clumping together at a sub-millimeter level, just like mud, only it's too cold, and the atmospheric pressure is too low for liquid water to exist where the lander taking the pictures is presently.
     

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