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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:03 pm 

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A team of scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen has been comparing Martian soil samples with basaltic soils found on the Isles of Skye and Mull off Scotland's west coast. To their surprise, the researchers found that Martian soil samples examined by the Curiosity rover share strikingly similar mineral characteristics to the Scottish samples.
Launched in 2012, one of Curiosity's primary aims has been to search for soil conditions amicable to microbial life.


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Rab C Nesbitt was way ahead of the Hutton Institute. Years ago I remember an episode where he was discussing the latest Mars Rover images with his mate Jamesie Cotter, who commented that it looked just like Largs, without the ice cream van. I also remember seeing a letter in an astronomical archive from a member of the public where the writer claimed that the Russian Venera photos of Venus were faked because they looked exactly like her local beach near Aberystwyth. Funny old realities we live in. Blob

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