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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 2:49 p.m. PST

…. Cool New Scenes Captured by European Orbiter

"Sadly, David Bowie was wrong about spiders on Mars, despite this exciting new image of what appears to a gigantic blue tarantula on the Martian surface. In reality, the false-color picture shows a series of trails produced by Martian dust devils. The photo is one of many captured by Europe's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, some of which were released today for our viewing pleasure.

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) arrived at Mars in October 2016, but it didn't enter into its low, planet-skimming orbit until February 2018, with science operations commencing a couple of months later. This project is being managed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos, and its primary mission is to hunt for trace gases like methane to help scientists better understand the Red Planet's capacity—or former capacity—to foster life…."


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 4:55 p.m. PST

How do we know they were produced by "dust devils" and not actual martians?

Are the "dust devils" anything like the ones from Tasmania?

Inquiring minds want more details……….

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 5:47 a.m. PST

Hey… I've seen Martians before and THAT'S not one of them!

Roderick Robertson Fezian15 Mar 2019 9:36 a.m. PST

Yeah, this is a Martian:


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 11:15 a.m. PST



Zephyr115 Mar 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

Looks like a Shadow ship from Babylon-5 (there was one found on Mars in one of the episodes… ;-)

von Schwartz16 Mar 2019 8:11 a.m. PST

Looks like something I might pull out of my navel after wearing a flannel shirt and no T-shirt.

Legion 416 Mar 2019 8:30 a.m. PST

Nuke'm from orbit …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 10:25 a.m. PST

Dude…! (smile)


Dn Jackson16 Mar 2019 5:13 p.m. PST

"Nuke'm from orbit …"

It's the only way to be sure.

von Schwartz17 Mar 2019 3:38 p.m. PST

As much as I like Marvin and his green dog, I still wanna know where are all the Big Bosomed Barsoomian Babes promised to us by Edgar Rice Borroughs and Frank Frazetta?

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