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Down at NASA something stirs.

Looks like NASA is going to make a major announcement this Monday, the web is abuzz with words like: "Earth shaking" and "historic."
Some mention the mars rover "Curiosity" other sources say the X-ray sat "Chandra!"
So come Monday at 17.00 UTC expect to have your world rocked.
According to space.com they are backpedaling a bit and saying that it will not be a historic announcement. (we will see)
However it has made me think a bit, for years we have feared evil aliens arriving on earth and stuffing us poor humans with rectal probes.
Imagine, curiosity scoops a shovel full of Mars muck and x-rays it and lasers it and melts it. What ever way you look at it any existing organisms in the sample die but we get the information, albeit at the cost of the life of said organism (do you see where this is going?) does that make us the evil aliens?
SciFi has long told us that advanced aliens would look at us like we are mindless meat bugs and treat us with the same lack of compassion that we are treating potential mars bugs.
Would that be an atrocity and do we have the right?
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:13
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

I'm still hoping for a sequel to the new Star Trek movie series, the first one was way back in 2009 and the actors aren't getting any younger.
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:27
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

"Earth shaking" and "historic."

A confirmation Dec. 21 will be the end of the world?

That might qualify for "Earth shaking"? Surely "historic" for extra terrestrials.
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

Maybe they'll announce that the first moon landing was faked.
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

Trying to think like an American now...

Life on Mars: not a surprise. we have seen this in scifi movies before
Intelligent life on Mars: not a surprise. all these aliens are able to communicate in movies.

The only surprise can be that the aliens are not speaking English. Despite it being the language of the world.
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

If they've spotted a space craft and it lands and something looking like Keanu Reeves walks out, send it my way.

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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

They found Obama's birth certificate up there, plus the material for making Donald Trump's hair
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Old 03.12.2012, 13:13
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

Jeez! And here is I trying to be serious for once..
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

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Do you get the Nasa daily/weekly feeds? They're good stuff

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
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Jeez! And here is I trying to be serious for once..
They are going to announce that Slammer is trying to be serious for once.
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Old 03.12.2012, 13:23
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Do you get the Nasa daily/weekly feeds? They're good stuff

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
No! I go over space.com and http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
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Old 03.12.2012, 14:00
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

The last big ground-breaking-story-with-full-televised-press-conference-circus that NASA pulled was this:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...2dec_monolake/

And look how that ended:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18770964
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/...ic-based-life/

Oops.
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Old 03.12.2012, 14:29
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"Earth shaking" and "historic."

A confirmation Dec. 21 will be the end of the world?

That might qualify for "Earth shaking"? Surely "historic" for extra terrestrials.
That must be it. Some rogue planet or asteroid or something is supposed to hit us and destroy the planet. Maybe NASA finally spotted it and wants us to have two-weeks notice of termination (as per U.S. standard).
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

According to this documentury (in German, worth watching)



the disappointing thing about aliens would be that they would look very much like us.

What NASA discovered on Mars may be amino acids, according to "Coast to Coast AM". This could mean that life previously existed on Mars, or that it is currently developing.
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

Just out on CNN .They making marriage legal between canine and hummans on the plannet "Pluto"
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Old 03.12.2012, 14:55
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the disappointing thing about aliens would be that they would look very much like us.

What NASA discovered on Mars may be amino acids, according to "Coast to Coast AM". This could mean that life previously existed on Mars, or that it is currently developing.
Alien Amino acids are nothing new, they have been found in meteorites and in "space clouds"

I also think that life per-se would be recognizable, just on our planet life has evolved in so many shapes and sizes almost beyond comprehension, but however fanned out it is we can recognize cells, membranes, nucleus, and DNA and DNS.
Unless the laws of nature are specifically different, alien life would be much like ours. If we ever find life on a neutron star however, then all bets are off.
Just ask the Cheela
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon's_Egg
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

Oh goody. Something to look forward to!
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Old 03.12.2012, 18:03
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

From their website:

"NASA provides a Curiosity update today at the American Geophysical Union. Rumors of major new findings at this early stage are incorrect. "
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Re: Down at NASA something stirs.

Life On Mars?



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