Mars rover finds meteorite

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by shaggie, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  2. Tuk_Tuk

    Tuk_Tuk Member

    cool.. But what's the significence????


    Peace and Love,
    Jon
     
  3. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  4. According to the article I don't think that is quite the case shaggy. They are not really interested in the meteorite itself. They are more interested infact about how the martian surface moves around. They can't really do anything with the meteorite because the tools are not designed to deal with nickel iron alloys. If they were planing to they would of had tungsten carbide or even diamond cutting tools for the job. Getting new types of tools to the rovers is a tad tricky. It is posible but would be a waist of time and money. I suspect that there will be plenty more missions to mars so with this in mind they could put the required tooling to deal with meteorites on to the next rover they send up. A lot of the future missions are planned around some of these suprises that pop up every now and then.

    Matt
     
  5. WayfaringStranger

    WayfaringStranger Corporate Slave #34

    you guys remember that star trek when dude was like . . ."damnit Jim, i'm a doctor not a soldier!" I almost pissed my pants again when he swore like that. that was my favorite part . . .hey . . .ow . .. hey that hurts .. . ow, stop it . .. . moooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyy!!!!!!

    just kiddin yall
     
  6. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

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    shaggie Senior Member

  8. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  9. balko

    balko Member

    Why don't we just look for Carbon. It is the element of all life...
     
  10. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

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