I think it is some type of microbial life, or Republicanism in it's nascent stages.
My heart is pounding in anticipation!
Charlie's from Mars
Stop trying to make Mars happen.
After some negotiations Mars has agreed to take in the Romney family
A large black monolith. It emitted a single loud high-pitched radio signal upon discovery.
Ballots marked for Mitt Romney.
ice ice baby
Another one of Mitt Romney's homes where he is keeping all the sister wives.
They found a KFC there
There is no God
Weapons of mass destruction. We must declare war.
The cure to heterosexuality.
H2O in some form.
"H2O in some form."
The entire planet is filled with diet soda.
It wants to be the 51st state
John Travolta's heterosexuality.
I wonder if some of these things are being drummed up to get funding from the government again.
Another planet..3 times the size of Saturn.
Or Al Gore's votes.
R26, science is "drummed up" to get funding for science?
Honestly, you freepers have got to be the dumbest dumb fucks on the planet.
Science and research require and deserve funding. It's not a liberal thing, it's not a conservative thing. It's a smart thing.
A derelict spacecraft with a cargo hold containing rows and rows of large leathery egg-shaped pods?
It needs women.
r17, you beat me too it!
the Grand Duchess Anastasia!
r29, NASA, dumbass.
If you didn't know, their funding is being toyed with. The public no longer gives a shit. The moon landing is what the majority of the public sees as the last thing NASA did that was worth doing. NASA is trying to get the public more engaged.
This is why they did the Mars landing/streaming gimmick. Did you miss "Mohawk Guy"?
You're too stupid to live. Go die in a grease fire and do the world, and Mars, a favor.
[quote]We were certainly excited to read on NPR's website that the Curiosity rover may have discovered something "really interesting."
Bet they found water again.
I'm about to go live to report that it's made of rich nougats, chewy soft caramel and scrumptious almonds coated in milk chocolate---deep fried by the Sun.
A primitive form of the Martini.
Martian president Llyr announced he is taking a tough stance on immigration and will "immediately deport the Mars rover back to that fucking blue rock that keeps sending us its shit,"
Just last month we had the promise from some anonymous poster of a huge upgrade at Data Lounge. Nothing Earth-shaking on Mars could compete with the possibility of a working search box for the DL archives.
R39 - No such thing exists!
Klaatu barada nikto!
R29= completely clueless.
Dearest, Nasa is mostly utilized by the defense department at this point. That's the only 'science' it's interested in. So you are far more likely to be the freeper.
Maybe they found markings indicating the actual point of "Prometheus"
They found a new type of spice to add to Norwegian lutefisk.
It's heading right for us!
They found an iPhone.
Roddy McDowall is alive and well living in a zoo on Mars.
Oh, wait. That was TO THE MOON. . .not TO MARS.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for Mars. We have the stars.
The results are from the rover's chemical analysis system, so I'm betting they found organic molecules or maybe proteins.
Dionne and I have moved there, Cuban musclemen in tow. Mars was the only place where Ann couldn't call me.
Why are our tax dollars being used for this crap?
Jesus Is Lord!
I, for one, welcome our new almiqui overlords.
Bengali in Platforms
And he saved my soul! Praise Gawd!
We've intercepted a transmission...the sermon on the Mount--ON MARS!
I actually really want to know. When is this going to be announced?
They've discovered Johnny Five Is Alive!!!
Billions of unmatched socks.
All the Hostess Twinkies
Martin the Martian!
there is life! seriously, is it true that there are aliens on the moon? did Armstrong really see aliens and huge spaceships? I read this on the internet and I'm not sure if those are fake or real. what do you reckon ?
R64 made me laugh, so a W&W from me.
Marvin the Martian!
I read that, too, R67 and always took it as 100% internet fabrication from those who want to believe every airplane blinking in the night sky is a little green man from 200 million light years away. But, I do admit that after reading that story about the astronauts being told to shut up about what they saw that I sometimes get a little spooked about what might be up there on the dark side of the moon.
It's been discovered that Mars is an insatiable bottom.
DEC 21, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have it on very good terms that they found a sign (really--a sign) that reads, "Welcome to Mars. Where Men are From." It is being assumed there's a like sign, proclaiming it the home of women, on Venus.
[quote] Martian president Llyr announced he is taking a tough stance on immigration and will "immediately deport the Mars rover back to that fucking blue rock that keeps sending us its shit,"
R38, the president of mars is Welsh?!!
I still remember when they said the found "canals" donkey years ago on Mars.
The've found Uranus on Mars
That even Mars has Black Friday.
Mitt Romney has found yet ANOTHER PLACE to offshore his billions!
He also keeps a harem of rent boys there!
That Independence Day is considered a sitcom on Mars.
Bet it's a new diet. The Earth Shaking Mars Diet.
Gucci flatware. Miss Oprah will probably bitch about that again.
So much W&W on this thread.
They found Xenu - hiding from Tom Cruise...
The real Birth Certificate!
That's exactly what I thought, too, r74.
I think that was meant as a reference to the leader of Omicron Persei 8 in "Futurama", Lrr.
Joking aside, I think we're in more trouble then they are letting on. We, being planet Earth. It seems like space exploration is more agressive than it used to be, and it's moved from the "Gee whiz, isn't this cool!" phase, to a more practical exploration.
Maybe they are searching for natural resources and stuff we can use for fuel, energy resources, but the are also searching for habitable plantes or fresh water sources, arable land, and stuff like that.
I'm guessing the global warming is accelerating and a time will come where we have to leave here or we will be unable tosustain ourselves here without new sources of energy and the basc stuff that supports life.
Of course it could also be that the multi-national corporations who rule the world are looking for profitable new energy sources, like for example if Exxon discovers oil on Mars.
It's also curious to me that they are announcing the discovery of these new planets that seem to be close to sustaining an earth-like habitation. I find it curious because you know they had to know about these planets for several years, maybe even a few decades, and they're just now announcing it?
the earth will be a scorched shell of itself in a hundred years time.
The end of the world???
They were finally able to rescue Santa Clause who was kidnapped back in 1964!
They have found the reason Newt wants to go to Mars. To visit Callista's family.
If they have found definitive evidence of previous life on Mars (my guess, or hope at least), it's interesting to ponder:
1. What would the discovery mean for the religious nuts and creationists? I mean if life "evolved" on another planet and then died out, did God "fail" on Mars?
2. What will it mean for global warming fears? Mars after all, may stand as a living testament to fact the life can be exterminated by changing climates.
3. What will it mean for the notion there may be other intelligent life in the universe? If life - no matter how primitive - could evolve on two planets in our tiny solar system, it may be much more common than previously thought.
I think they found organic matter.
If it was anything REALLY exciting, there's no way they would tell you.
Shergar at long last!
BREAKING: They've just discovered that McDonald's has had a restaurant there for YEARS.
They found a Starbucks.
They found evidence of life on Mars!
If you are very quiet and listen very closely. . .you can hear, off in the distance, a Martian gay bar playing, "Pump up the Volume". Stranegly, like MARRS, it's their only song.
Given that it's Mars they probably just found out who killed Laura Palmer.
I guarantee you that the news is going to be zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Smething the average person won't comprehend that indicates life COULD have existed there if all the ingredients discovered happened to interact just so.
They found thousands and thousands of plant like pods!
Dude, they found some precious weed!
The astronauts in 1969 likely saw 2 Lunakhods (moon-rovers) the Soviets sent up there.
What's annoying is that they claim to have earth shaking news, yet can't reveal it just yet! Then don't fucking say anything.
The space program needs all the PR it can get.
I don't get it either. Why announce anything when you wait for some further research results that may turn out the findings to be a big ball of nothing?
It's like Al Capone's vault.
Alien life forms, trust me on this.
It sounded like it was one scientist who said it during the interview and not an official NASA release or whatever.
Has NASA actually said anything official?
My left contact.
"My left contact"
Does the sequel also star Jodie Foster or has Julianne Moore replaced her?
I've heard from reliable sources that it is nothing more than a used condom.
A dress with a stain on it.
R87 makes very good points.
Planet X is closing in.
[quote] It's like Al Capone's vault.
Maybe more like the secret of Lourdes.
[quote]still scared about december 21 i see
Oh, me too.
[quote]you know they had to know about these planets for several years, maybe even a few decades
No, the technology wasn't available.
The telescopes weren't advanced enough.
But everyone knows we need to expand beyond the planet for a variety of reasons; there are a number of ELEs.
It is likely that few civilizations make it past technological adolescence.
Science is accelerating way beyond our ability to keep pace.
And we'll 'advance beyond the planet', to what end? We will still be the over-populating, aggressive religious zealots we are now. We'll just destroy those other places too.
The focus should be on advancing socially. But that isn't a money-making venture.
I heard the rover found 'horse apples' on Mars and now the scientists are convinced there must be a pony on the planet. Others believe it's just a Martian trickster teasing the rover.
[quote]Others believe it's just a Martian trickster teasing the rover.
You mean like a Martian Bugs Bunny or Roadrunner?
Yes r142, or possibly a domestic Martian Tonka truck.
R141, I believe r136 means "extinction-level event".
They keep trying to make Mars happen because NASA is mostly using work for the DOD and they don't want the public to start advocating for budget cuts.
Will somebody please make Mars happen!
The Mars rover was damaged by a couple of Jehova's Witnesses who tried to push a bundle of tracts into its robot arm.
What will be the reaction here once the news is revealed? Will it be an Earth-shattering kaboom?
A Canadian with lousy timing who thinks he's funny but he's so nice people laugh
NASA finds proof of an all-alien winnin music and social event -- MarsFest.
They will discover that X Factor and Dancing With the Stars are huge hits among the locals. There will be concrete evidence that both shows originated there and are thus, well-named.
We will also learn that Simon Cowell is one of the primary investors in several gated communities there, and one of his prime discoveries, Susan Boyle, originated there and he rigged the earth version to make her win. She never had a sick old mother.
an undifferentiated clump of honey boo boo cells
It's the end of the world!
Scottish drunk guy from The Birds
Hello .....? Anyone here?
It's me, Margaret.
NASA has been backtracking the last few days, saying things like "every day of the mission is earth-shaking" and making it seem like they've ended up with an over-stated "oops."
When will they learn to keep their yips shut until they've verified their data and validated their findings?
The Earth shattering news is that they've found plastic. The only way you get plastic is if there's hyrdrocarbons around. And those are formed by decaying plant and animal matter.
Was going to start another thread, considering it's another planet and all, but then decided to post here.
Scientists discover frozen organic material on Mercury
Messenger spacecraft finds substances similar to tar or coal in craters on planet nearest sun