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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Jan '15 15:08
    http://phys.org/news/2015-01-potential-ancient-life-mars-rover.html

    Unverified but VERY interesting discovery.
  2. 06 Jan '15 15:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2015-01-potential-ancient-life-mars-rover.html

    Unverified but VERY interesting discovery.
    The clincher just might be if they discover those mat-like structures are made of calcium carbonate or similar mineral that is difficult to explain without involving biology. I don't know if that rover can do such a chemical analysis to determine that.
    If those structures are made from just sand and/or clay, they are probability made by just boring erosion.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Jan '15 12:13
    Originally posted by humy
    The clincher just might be if they discover those mat-like structures are made of calcium carbonate or similar mineral that is difficult to explain without involving biology. I don't know if that rover can do such a chemical analysis to determine that.
    If those structures are made from just sand and/or clay, they are probability made by just boring erosion.
    At least here on Earth, that kind of pattern doesn't occur from just erosion.
  4. 12 Jan '15 16:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    At least here on Earth, that kind of pattern doesn't occur from just erosion.
    I have only just noticed there I actually said

    "they are probability made by just boring erosion."

    not

    "they are probably made by just boring erosion."

    I didn't know probability is made by just boring erosion. Did you?
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Jan '15 10:28
    Originally posted by humy
    I have only just noticed there I actually said

    "they are probability made by just boring erosion."

    not

    "they are probably made by just boring erosion."

    I didn't know probability is made by just boring erosion. Did you?
    You could still use the same word, but 'in all probability made by just boring erosion'.