The sound… of silence…

After the initial firestorm of speculation and outrageous guessing that followed John Grotzinger’s now famous/infamous interview with a journalist on NPR, things have calmed down a little, and NASA actually appears to be backtracking a little too, attempting to dampen down expectations and excitement.  So far no-one’s managed to ferret out whatever the hell it is that Curiosity has actually found/discovered/detected at Gale Crater, so I guess all we can do now is wait until the Dec 3rd announcement of the discovery at that big science conference, and admit that we know NOTHING. If you want to read up some more about this, just Google search for “Curiosity+life on Mars” or “Curiosity+discovery” and you’ll unearth many, many articles, features and blog posts which will feed your hunger. But the bottom line is this – we don’t know WHAT Curiosity has found yet. We’ll just have to be patient.

At the moment Curiosity is sitting under a very hazy sky, and seeing her horizon vanish, as a dust storm takes effect at her landing site. If you take a look at these two images, taken twenty five days apart, you can clearly see just how hazy everything is getting for Curiosity…

Have to keep an eye on that…


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