back to article Did MARS once have OCEANS? Curiosity discovers continental crust

NASA's nuclear-powered Curiosity rover has aimed its ChemCam laser at some unusually light-coloured rocks on Mars and discovered surprising similarities between them and the rocks of Earth's granitic continental crust. The evidence of a "continental crust" on Mars is a huge discovery from the space-tank, now rumbling over the …

  1. Little Mouse

    Seaside rocks?

    If they could only find some rock with the words going all the way through. That'd be proof enough for me.

    1. John G Imrie

      Re: Seaside rocks?

      Something like 'Mars welcomes careful nuclear powered tanks' perhaps.

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  2. lawndart


    Marvin: Did it have oceans?

    Arthur: Oh yes. Great wide rolling blue oceans.

    Marvin: Can't bear oceans.

    1. P. Lee Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: quotes:

      "Well they said they came in peace, but then they vapourised our maternity units."

  3. Kubla Cant Silver badge

    Do they speak Italian on Mars?

    the red planet's cotta surface

    Panna cotta? Terra cotta? Or just "cooked"?

    1. Fink-Nottle

      Re: Do they speak Italian on Mars?

      Extraterra cotta, as any fule kno.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    continental crust?

    Nasty, get some ointment from a Doctor...

    1. Evil Auditor Silver badge

      Re: continental crust?

      Yep, but not as nasty as homo sapiens. Then again, that will pass...

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