String on Mars

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They were likely trying to head off the myriad of conspiracy theories that would surely pop up.
Being as wishy-washy as they were about it isn't going to help matters :oops:
 

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First I've heard of wind on Mars?

Spacewind?.... band name alert...\m/

did the Moon have wind to blow stuff around?...

should Greenspacepeace send out a clean up mission to recover the discarded piece of string?..

this string does raise some weird questions, eh?.... ;)
It was really windy in 'The Martian'.
That's how Matt Damon was left behind.
 

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First I've heard of wind on Mars?

Spacewind?.... band name alert...\m/

did the Moon have wind to blow stuff around?...

should Greenspacepeace send out a clean up mission to recover the discarded piece of string?..

this string does raise some weird questions, eh?.... ;)
Isn't one of Frank Zappa's kids called Moon Wind? 😵‍💫
 

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There are a lot of scientists that are great at communicating science in an easy-to-understand way, but there are also a lot that can't. I think maybe science curriculums need more communications courses as it can be a stumbling block to public understanding of scientific issues.
 

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I don’t think the scientists were ever in doubt about the origin.

Yeah I didn't mean to sound like I was knocking the scientists. My issue was totally about the headline.

many articles written completely by artificial intelligence.

I might have liked that better! This one had me rolling:


It's the dental floss I tossed out the window a week or so ago when I was out tooling around.

IT WAS YOU! I knew it

Sounds like you've been on the bong hits!

Nah I'm getting old. That's just what happens if I stay up past my bedtime these days.

band name alert

This weekend at Chilly Baby's:

SPACEWIND
With special guests
The Martian String Quartet
 

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I haven't watched The Martian to see any simulated mars winds yet...

though, I did wonder if there was any wind on the Moon, too?....
 

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Does the original article play it straight, or does it play it up as something real, when we all know it isn't? Satire, mockery, being cute, etc.
 

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It was really windy in 'The Martian'.
That's how Matt Damon was left behind.
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Anybody click on the bait for the explanation for the "holes in the electrical plug" yet?

Yeah, there's a productive rabbit trail for ya...

There is a vast amount of real knowledge to be absorbed.

Meanwhile we play Angry Birds and check our Twitter feed and Facebook posts...
 




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