no, YOU'RE off topic
Any other space geeks on the board? Duh, of course...
There are always lots of morons looking at photos from Mars Curiosity or Opportunity and going, see, that's a face of a person or a paw print, etc. But this is NOT one of those cases. This is being reported by a reputable scientiest who is not in the space sciences, but an Earth scientist, who saw something in Martian photos.
This one article linked below from space.com (a serious science news website, not a "sky is falling, we're being visited by aliens" shop) lays it out -- although its being reported elsehwere. Curiosity has photographed sediments in the Martian soil that look exactly like ancient sediments on Earth, all over the planet, formed by microbes living in wet environments. The number of similarities is striking and the alternative, non-life explanation would require extraordinary coincidence. The scientist discovered this after working for more than 20 years on Earth sediments, then she saw a picture from Mars last year and recognized instantly the shapes she was seeing. Other scientists -- like, NASA-type guys -- are saying, it's not proof, but it's really compelling.
Spooky. But... utterly fascinating.
Will require a sample return mission to cut up the rocks in more detail, unless you can ship an electron microscope to the Martian surface. (Although, Elon probably already has those plans drawn up.)
MGo soccer fans - I know Beckham had more global appeal but is this on par in terms of impact on the field? I know it's not the same Gerrard as 4 year ago but a 10 year captain from one of the biggest clubs in England? Pretty cool.
Non soccer fan translation - this would be like Yzerman leaving the Red Wings to go play in the KHL (Russia) at age 36.
Got a few German pilsners over here. Spending the evening both watching the Wings kick this road trip off, and wondering just how much the past month of M basketball has shaken my love/confidence level for coach B. I honestly could feel it move from a 10 to a 9 during that massacre in Lafayette today (I'm not an idiot, thoughts of firing don't even begin to enter the conversation until the confidence level hits the 3-5 range.)
Hope your beer is cold and your home is warm!
EDIT: I have underestimated the drinking problem here on MGoBlog and created a nother drinking thread simultaneously as another user. Please delete or feel free to use this thread as a thread of various subjects until it devolves into total anarchy.
This is your last MGoBoard Drinking Thread of 2014. There has been a lot to drink about and at the very end, a lot to drink for. So what'ya drinking?
Lloyd Carr? He seems like a brandy type guy.
Mattison? Black Label Johnny Walker.
More importantly, what do you think Jim MF Harbaugh is drinking? I say tiger blood mixed with cognac with a habanero on an umbrella toothpick.
WXYZ Coverage - https://infotomb.com/2lxn1.torrent
BTN Coverage- https://infotomb.com/pxmde.torrent
Most of it is TV hacks making idiots of themselves but there are some good interviews with Jack Harbaugh/other people.