Conor Dary wrote:As long as they don't find a black monolith, I think we will be alright.
Maybe, maybe not.... There's something brewing at JPL, to be announced in a couple weeks. Rumor has it to be "one for the history books."
Big News From Mars? Rover Scientists Mum For Now
by Joe Palca
November 20, 2012
Scientists working on NASA's six-wheeled rover on Mars have a problem. But it's a good problem.
They have some exciting new results from one of the rover's instruments. On the one hand, they'd like to tell everybody what they found, but on the other, they have to wait because they want to make sure their results are not just some fluke or error in their instrument.
It's a bind scientists frequently find themselves in, because by their nature, scientists like to share their results. At the same time, they're cautious because no one likes to make a big announcement and then have to say "never mind."
http://www.npr.org/2012/11/20/165513016 ... um-for-now