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Re: JPL: What To Expect - Shell

From: Tim Shell <tshell.nul>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 08:46:28 -0600
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 11:41:18 -0500
Subject: Re: JPL: What To Expect - Shell


>From: Mac Tonnies <macbot.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:49:34 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: JPL: What To Expect

>JPL's Big March 2 Press Conference: What to Expect
>by Mac Tonnies

>http://posthumanblues.blogspot.com/2004_03_01_posthumanblues_archive.html#107821277882146776


I almost don't want to hazard a guess. Looking with my
particularly jaundiced eye, all I see are a lot of rocks, maybe
some sedimentary. With clearly defined channels all over the
place on Mars, it's obvious to any schoolkid with a brain that
there used to be some kind of flowing liquid on the surface, if
only for a little while (a few million years). So that wouldn't
be much of an announcement. Whoop-de-frickin-doo.

On the other hand, I see a lot of markings on the rocks in those
Oppotunity rover photos that look like plant and leaf
impressions - criss-crossed little marks that look like
Japanese bamboo paintings. They even found them in that hole
they scraped away. They're pretty eroded after a billion or so
years, but what do you expect? And as for those little blue
balls... They're interesting and seem to be everywhere. They
don't look like tektites to me. They're a puzzler.

So I don't know. What could JPL announce that's so thrilling?
All I know is what they consider important and what I consider
important can be two very different things. Hey, maybe they have
found a fossil of some kind. That would be cool.

Do they release all of the photos they take to the net?

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/jpl-images/web/

or do they squirrel away some of the better ones for themselves?




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