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NASA’s Curiosity team has signed off on the newest drilling site for the Martian rover – and plans to stick its third ever hole on the planet into the Windjana rock in the next few days. Dusted off area of the Windjana drilling target for Curiosity Dusted off area of the Windjana drilling target for Curiosity. Credit: NASA/JPL …

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Anonymous Coward

I hope NASA calls Mars the next morning and \ or sends flowers.

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Could you decrease the Hz on that image swap? Maybe its me, but its a bit trippy and might trigger some folk off.

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Thank God, I thought it was just me.

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Mars is winking at us!

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"We are drilling because we're pretty sure Mars once had......water. Hmmm? What? Yes, yes, ignore that strange looking rock. But, as we've stated many times before, Mars MAY have had.....water. What? No, no, ignore that object, it's probably nothing, again, There is strong evidence to suggest Mars may have had, wait for it, WATER! What? That flash? that bright thing? Ignore it!!! It's nothing! Listen to us, Mars may have had WATER!!!!!"

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Paris Hilton

Curiosty blows Mars?

...well I never!

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Holmes

So lazers at dawn.........

Id suggest we watch the skys for any kind of retaliation it looks like the movies are wrong we attacked first.......

OOOH ARRGH.......Suddenly the top began moving, rotating, unscrewing, and Ogilvy feared there was a man inside, trying to escape. he rushed to the cylinder, but the intense heat stopped him before he could burn himself on the metal.

"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one," he said.

"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but they still

come!"........OOOH ARRGH..

And the books free on Amazon in kindle version if you want to know the outcome

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-War-Worlds-H-G-Wells-ebook/dp/B00B0X3SUK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398868646&sr=8-1&keywords=war+of+the+worlds

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Re: the movies are wrong we attacked first.......

Captain Scarlet was correct though....

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Anonymous Coward

Re: So lazers at dawn.........

"OOOH ARRGH, OOOH ARRGH"

Martian wurzels?

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Martian wurzels?

According to the author he was looking to make it ooll-la

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/14/how-we-made-war-worlds-wayne-essex

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Re: Martian wurzels?

In their brand new Curiosity harvester.....

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Re: Martian wurzels?

Is that the Mars version of Umpa Lumpas?

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Re: So lazers at dawn.........

it"s "but still they come", NOT "they still come".

And it"s LASERS not LAZERS.

Duh!

That's a score of 2 to me and 0 to you. I am now in an unassailable position as we have run out of time.

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Alien

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The real question to answer - who laid that rustic patio that Curiosity is about to put a hole in?

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Re: Suspicious

Space gypsies?

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Re: Suspicious

Its cracked - Space Cowboys

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Re: Suspicious

Its not cracked its a designer crackle finish

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Looks a bit like the Mazda logo to me, with that crack line (?) going across a vaguely oval shape...

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It surely cannot be the gypsies - they would've laid a thin layer of tarmac and scarpered.

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"We don't know who struck first, us or them...

. But we do know it was us that scorched the rocks."

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Interesting bumps!

Right... there.

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Drilling that crack

Are they hoping it will be moist in there?

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Cracked

It may be just me, but that crack (not the mazda one - the one going across the bottom left corner of the picture) looks awfully straight to me. They should just dust one of the corners to find the martian concrete company logo.

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