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  •  It's not that it can't be trusted. (10+ / 0-)

    It's that they are being abundantly cautious to be certain of their results.  We're talking about results on the molecular level here, and there's simply no way to "wash" all of the Earth molecules off the machine before it heads to Mars.  If the instruments find anything interesting or suspicious, I'm just glad that the team has anticipated the possibility and is prepared to check for contamination.

    "It is not, you fucking liberal prick." ..My RW friend Dave's last words to me.

    by rb608 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 11:45:38 AM PST

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