NASA's robotic rover Curiosity drills into Martian rock

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JL4 wrote:

I think this is cool, and am eager for more news! I hope there was life on Mars!

Feb 09, 2013 3:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

80% of the earth’s ocean is unknown and unexplored, and we spend money exploring Mars?
Who knows what incredible things we might find in our oceans.
Cures for diseases? Unknown creatures? Unknown minerals or energy sources? Unknown food sources? It is unlimited.
As far as we know, there might be an ancient civilization living in the ocean (computer calculations estimate there is a better chance of a civilization under the Earth’s ocean, than on Mars).
All so some closed minded “scientist” can report that finding previous life on Mars proves there is no God and the universe created itself.
If we found something fantastic, we can’t even bring it back to earth.
I see Mars “exploration” as a huge waste of money, and useless for humanity.

Feb 09, 2013 3:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

It is very encouraging to see America is still the undesputed leader in space exploration. I have witnessed every step large and small since the very first earth satellite, to the moon missions, the space shuttle and the ISS. Perhaps the space programs seems at time to not produce results fast enough. Consider this. President John Kennedy gave the electronics industry a mandate to come up with miniaturized electronics devices to replace vacuum tubes in space, both too large and using enormous power to operate. Thus, the integrated circuit was born. Every device we use today was born as a result of the space program. That alone was truly a milestone in humankind. Lets never take for granted that we have enough knowlege as far as space goes, we haven’t even begun.

Feb 09, 2013 7:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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