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    News From Mars: Curiosity Has Discovered Something: NASA Won't Say What

    Link: Big News From Mars? Rover Scientists Mum For Now : NPR

    ...They have some exciting new results from one of the rover's instruments. On the one hand, they'd like to tell everybody what they found, but on the other, they have to wait because they want to make sure their results are not just some fluke or error in their instrument...
    What are your thoughts on what the discovery could be?

    My suggestion: Larger than expected reserves of water [boring I know]

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    a large black monolith

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    seriously some evidence of ancient life possibly or more likely evidence of water or possibly tectonic activity

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    The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one...
    so about 64 times better than winning the lottery lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one...
    Well that means my next guess is a good one...

    A flying saucer factory (they've got to be coming from somewhere?)

    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    so about 64 times better than winning the lottery lol
    I play the lottery like this thread - the more times I guess/play the more likely I've come up with the right answer...

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    It was from a soil analysis intrument, so its probably water or organic compounds

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    I bet it was gold, i can see it now on discovery "Gold rush Mars"



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