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  1. #1 Where will Curiosity land? 
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    NASA is debating where to land the next Mars rover. It's down to a crater or a former river delta.

    I'm all for the river delta because I think it has the best chance to detect if there was past or current life.

    http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-choose-be...230911382.html

    Eberswalde delta:



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    I definitely vote for the river delta. Extra terrestrial craters are a dime a dozen, while an extra terrestrial river delta!


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    count me in too!!! :-D
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    I'd rather check the crater, because I most want a digger-not-rover mission... and a crater is a sort of excavation. If there is any life in Mars it won't be on the surface. Fossilized microbes won't be found intact on surface either.

    A relatively cheap mission could involve a (conventional) bomb blast, followed by a non-roving lander into the hole.

    Anyway, it's all good.
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    Pong you win the Curiosity landing poll.

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