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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Jan '14 15:58
    http://phys.org/news/2014-01-mysteriously-front-mars-opportunity-rover.html

    The leading theories are a nearby meteorite or flinging rocks from the wheels.
  2. 20 Jan '14 17:15 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2014-01-mysteriously-front-mars-opportunity-rover.html

    The leading theories are a nearby meteorite or flinging rocks from the wheels.
    I bet some of the conspiracy theorists would say this is proof that the rover is not there but here on earth in a studio and the rock was misplaced by a person working in that studio and all the unmanned Mars landing are all one big hoax -nothing man made has ever been sent to another planet.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Jan '14 18:33
    Originally posted by humy
    I bet some of the conspiracy theorists would say this is proof that the rover is not there but here on earth in a studio and the rock was misplaced by a person working in that studio and all the unmanned Mars landing are all one big hoax -nothing man made has ever been sent to another planet.
    The really sad part is the number of people that get taken in by such nonsense.

    People are making a lot of money selling these conspiracy theory books, 99.99% of which are bogus but people fall for them anyway.

    Same with creationists, eh.
  4. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    20 Jan '14 20:04
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2014-01-mysteriously-front-mars-opportunity-rover.html

    The leading theories are a nearby meteorite or flinging rocks from the wheels.
    In the background you can hear someone shouting "Yankee go home!"
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    20 Jan '14 20:05
    Paleolithic Martians defending their patch.
    This could be the start of Martian religion!
  6. 20 Jan '14 20:58
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Paleolithic Martians defending their patch.
    This could be the start of Martian religion!
    OH NO! What have we done!
  7. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    21 Jan '14 02:36
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The really sad part is the number of people that get taken in by such nonsense.
    People are making a lot of money selling these conspiracy theory books, 99.99% of which are bogus but people fall for them anyway.
    Same with creationists, eh.
    I wonder if NASA could be sufficiently funded by revenues from these types of books ? It is an idea worthy of further investigation.
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Jan '14 13:17
    Originally posted by caissad4
    I wonder if NASA could be sufficiently funded by revenues from these types of books ? It is an idea worthy of further investigation.
    How do you know they aren't already doing that?
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    23 Jan '14 15:54
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The really sad part is the number of people that get taken in by such nonsense.

    People are making a lot of money selling these conspiracy theory books, 99.99% of which are bogus but people fall for them anyway.

    Same with creationists, eh.
    And Evil-lutionists.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jan '14 16:52
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    And Evil-lutionists.
    We hear you, Moron.
  11. 27 Jan '14 14:57 / 2 edits
    Come on guys. These poor chaps sit around a computer screen looking at rocks all day, which probably cost us all billions of dollars. My hats off to them for making this sound exciting.

    "Say, did that rock just move? Hold on a minute, did that rock just say something.........?"
  12. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    17 Feb '14 06:22 / 1 edit
    Rock mystery solved:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/14/mars-doughnut-rock-mystery-riddle-solved_n_4790986.html
  13. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    17 Feb '14 06:25
    RJHinds, "The Moron Instructor" lol

    He admitted he's a moron.
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    19 Feb '14 02:35
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    RJHinds, "The Moron Instructor" lol

    He admitted he's a moron.
    Ssshhhh don't tell him. He thinks moron is colour! (red/brown)